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Sexual Identity - CLA396/15/07 Society prescribes arbitrary...

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CLA396 Fall 07 11/15/07 Society prescribes arbitrary rules that one should be sexually and romantically attracted to members of the other gender than one's own, and should not be attracted to members of the same gender as one's own. Anyone who does not abide by these arbitrary rules may be targeted for mistreatment ranging from not being included in people's circle of friends, through the cold shoulder, snide comments, verbal harrassment, assault, rape, and murder based on one's (perceived) sexual identity. When one's sex and one's gender identity are different, one may base one's sexual identity on either one. Alternatively, one may have two sexual identities, one as a man and one as a woman. "Sexual Orientation" is determined by whom we are sexually attracted. Categories of sexual orientation include homosexuals: gay, lesbian -attracted to members of the same sex; bisexuals, attracted to members of both sexes to varying degrees;
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