David Halperin's Social Theory

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David Halperin is a Social Theorist who is one of the more known researchers when it comes to the study of proving that homosexuality is in fact acquired after birth. “Halperin believed in Planophysical theory. This theory believes that homosexuality is a freak of nature, an error” (Heffner). Halperin strongly believes that homosexuality stems from one child’s hatred of the same sex parent not being resolved, thus, ending in a favor attraction of the same sex. According to Christopher Heffner, Halperin’s theory involving failure to resolve an individual’s Oedipal issues is actually looked down upon by the psychological community as for most believe homosexuality is derived from one’s genes. “He postulates that a weak father and strong mother,
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