Chapter11 - Chapter 11 Sexual Orientation and the Sruggle for Equality Chapter Outline • The Global Context A World View Of Laws Pertaining To

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Sexual Orientation and the Sruggle for Equality Chapter Outline • The Global Context: A World View Of Laws Pertaining To Homosexuality • Homosexuality and Bisexuality in the United States: A Demographic Overview • The Origins of Sexual Orientation Diversity • Sociological Theories Of Sexual Orientation Issues • Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Biphobia Chapter Outline • Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation Minorities • One Woman’s Plea to “Do No Harm” • A National Perspective • Effects of Antigay Bias and Discrimination on Heterosexuals • Strategies for Action: Reducing Antigay Prejudice and Discrimination • Understanding Issues in Sexual Orientation Promoting Tolerance • At the Homewood- Flossmoor high school in the suburbs of Chicago, Myka Held was part of a campaign to promote tolerance by selling, “gay? fine by me” t-shirts and having students and teachers wear them on the same day at school. Sexual Orientation • The classification of individuals as heterosexual, bisexual, or homosexual, based on their emotional and sexual attraction, relationships, self-identity, and lifestyle. Sexual Orientation • Heterosexuality • Predominance of emotional and sexual attraction to persons of the other sex. • Homosexuality • Emotional and sexual attraction to members of the same sex. • Bisexuality • Emotional and sexual attraction to members of both sexes. Sexual Orientation • Lesbigay population • Term referring to lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. • Transgendered individuals • Persons who do not fit neatly into either the male or female category. • LGBT/GLBT • Term that refers collectively to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals. What Do You Think? • How is the experience of being a sexual orientation minority similar to the experience of being a racial or ethnic minority? • How is it different? Question • Nancy is emotionally and sexually attracted to Mary and Tom. In this example, what is Nancy's sexual orientation? A. Heterosexual B. Bisexual C. Transgendered D. Homosexual Answer: B • Nancy is emotionally and sexually attracted to Mary and Tom. In this example, Nancy's sexual orientation is bisexual . What Do You Think? • Why do you think that in many countries male homosexuality is illegal, but female homosexuality is not? A Global View of Laws and Social Attitudes • At least 86 member states of the United Nations criminalize consensual same-sex behavior among adults. • In the majority of these countries, both male and female homosexuality are illegal. • In 7 countries individuals found guilty of engaging in same-sex sexual behavior may receive the death penalty. Question • Homosexual sexual relations should be taught as acceptable and normal....
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2011 for the course SOC 214 taught by Professor Weisse during the Summer '11 term at Holyoke CC.

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Chapter11 - Chapter 11 Sexual Orientation and the Sruggle for Equality Chapter Outline • The Global Context A World View Of Laws Pertaining To

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