“The idea of the family as a protective haven is a myth, the family unit cannot provide the haven it promises. On the contrary, we can never isolate ourselves from social and political relationships in the world. The places we choose to hide are alawys inseparably connected to the real world, the world they actually might encounter in school, and for some, in neighborhoods. It is not the failure, or the breakdown, of the family which causes our alienation, but the ever-disappointed hopes instilled in us as children. These hopes are false dreams of being cocooned and of belonging.”


Nicola Field, Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia
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Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia by Nicola Field
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