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WST 100 Final Exam Study Guide Sexuality: Sexuality--ideas and or attitudes about sex and the relationship between the two Sexual Orientation--is thought to go along with gender. Sexual orientation is what gender people are more attracted to. Sexual Scripts--basic ideas we have in society about how people should engage in sexual activity. -Examples: -Men are supposed to be more interested in sex -Men are supposed to initiate sex -Older people are not supposed to be interested in sex Heterosexism--a bias for heterosexuality and against homosexuality Compulsory Heterosexuality--the idea that heterosexual behavior is the only acceptable option Lesbian Continuum--a term coined by Adrienne Rich, who wants lesbianism to be viewed in a broad sense--that women get emotional support from other women, she says lesbianism is more than sex and relationships. Homophobia--the fear of being labeled homosexual and usually a strong hatred for homosexuality in general Lesbian Bating--someone that lesbian baits is homophobic in nature. They use lesbianism to discredit a wide range of woman’s activities. Example: “Oh, those women on the basketball team must all be lesbians.” First and Second Sexual Revolution--1920s, the time of the flapper. Women get the right to vote. 1960s, birth control becomes largely available, women branch out into other professions. Sex becomes common place, movies are able to show more sexual images. Idea of the sexual double standard still exists. Issues surrounding LGBTQ--The largest percent of teens that have committed suicide are LGBTQ teens. The Continuum of Violence Against Women: Coercive sex and rates of violence--Every 2 seconds a woman is raped, coercive sex is very common in the United States. Violence against women is much more common in the US than in Europe. Rape-free, Rape-prone, Rape-rare--47% of societies are rape-free, 18% are rape-prone, and 35% are rape-rare. Attitudes important in sexual violence--Societies in which women are treated as subordinate have higher rates of rape and violence, traditional gender roles, “women say no but mean yes”, the victim “asked for it” Wife abuse--40% of abused wives are raped Child abuse--1/3 of girls will be sexually abused before age 18, 1/5 of boys, child abuse is often correlated with wife-abuse, most cases are dismissed in court Domestic Violence--15-25% of pregnant women are battered, 4.5 million woman are assaulted by their intimate partners annually Who are the victims? Perpetrators? 85% of victims are women, 95% of perpetrators are male What is domestic violence? How is it characterized? A pattern of behavior that includes the use
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or threat of violence and intimidation for the purpose of gaining control and power over another person Time of greatest danger for women--When they attempt to leave the relationship Rape Profile of a rapist Fraternity Gang Rape Rape as a War Tactic Femicide--Misogynistic killing of women by men, usually an expression of sexual violence is involved, 80% of women are killed by someone they know well; 72% in their own home
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2010 for the course WST 100 taught by Professor Carrion during the Spring '07 term at ASU.

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