Sociology study guide #2 - Review for Test 2 / Spring 2011...

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Review for Test 2 / Spring 2011 Terms to know: Sex – the biological distinction between females and males. Intersexual people – people whose bodies (including genitals) have both female and male characteristics. Primary (the genitals and organs used for reproduction) and secondary sex characteristics (bodily development, apart from genitals, that distinguishes biologically mature females and males. Transsexuals – people who feel they are one sex even though biologically they are the other. Heterosexuality – sexual attraction to someone of the other sex. Homosexuality – sexual attraction to someone of the same sex. Bisexuality – sexual attraction to people of both sexes. Asexuality – a lack of sexual attraction to people of either sex. Heterosexism – a view that labels anyone who is not heterosexual as “queer”. Prostitution – the selling of sexual services. Incest taboo – a norm forbidding sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives. Abortion – the deliberate termination of a pregnancy Sexual orientation – a person’s romantic and emotional attraction to another person. Hooking up – when a girl and a guy get together for a physical encounter – anything from kissing to having sex – and don’t necessarily expect anything further. Miscegenation
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1020 taught by Professor Marson during the Spring '11 term at East Tennessee State University.

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