SOCL 2001 nov 4

SOCL 2001 nov 4 - Semen is vital life force Boys initiated...

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SOCL 2001 November 5, 2009 Gender and Sexuality: Social Construction of gender and sexuality “normal” and “abnormal” defined by social environment, not by nature Media Images: feminity Women’s bodies Average U.S. woman: o 5’4’’, 163 ibs, size 14 Media images: masculinity Men and marriage Male gender role = domestic incompetence Doofy husband clips Heternormality Cultural view of heterosexuality as “normal” Nontraditional gender and sexuality stigmatized Homosexuality Homosexual – social identity of someone who has sexual attraction and/or relations with the same sex U.S. estimates: 4-9 million GLB 2000 census: 594,000 same-sex unmarried partners living together Homosexuality across cultures Ancient Greece o Homosexual relationships based on power Prison o Situational homosexuality, rape based on power Sambia (Papua New Guinea) Normative sexuality
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Unformatted text preview: Semen is vital life force Boys initiated into manhood through daily fellatio on older boys and men Kinsey Report 1948, 1953 [mens first then womens] Alfred Kinsey Difference between ideals and behavior Found high rates of homosexual and bisexual activity or tendencies Methods and ethics questionable o 25% current or former inmates, 5% male prostitutes Americans have wide variety of sexual positions, preferences, desires, and extramarital activity Public reaction- disbelief and concern about morality Kinsey Sexuality Scale Goes from 0-6 [0 is completely heterosexual, 3 is bisexual, 6 completely homosexual] Based on thoughts, behaviors, identity We do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats.-Kinsey...
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