Fifty Shades of Gay: Amalia Ziv Explains Why Her Son Calls Her 'Dad'

Since becoming a parent, leading Israeli scholar of queer theory and feminism, has seen the gender steam roller in full throttle.

Amalia Ziv arrives at the Tel Aviv cafe after dropping off her son at kindergarten, and the first exchange between us is about him: which kindergarten he goes to, how old he is ‏(six‏). Such a conversation is hardly self-evident when you are dealing with a prominent Israeli scholar of sexuality and queer theory. But since the topic of women’s sexual fantasies soon comes up, the dissonance is not too jarring....