FRHD 2100 DE Chapter 9

FRHD 2100 DE Chapter 9 - Sexual Orientation, Chapter 9 Many...

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Sexual Orientation, Chapter 9 Many individuals have different views about sexual orientation Is it a choice? Is it genetics? Religious concerns and views Cultural concerns and views This information is intended to familiar you with concepts, definitions and experiences
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Terminology Getting It Straight ! Heterosexual: *those who are attracted to some members of the opposite sex. (straight) Homosexuals: *those who are attracted to some members of the same sex. (gay/lesbian) Bisexuals: *those who are attracted to some members of more than one sex **all of these terms have to do with one’s Sexual Orientation
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Gender versus Sexual Orientation Gender: Has nothing to do with sexual orientation, but rather the gender to which one identifies. Transgendered: *a broad term to include all people who feel that the gender to which they were born (or assigned at birth) does not fit them. This can include people born female who identify as male, people born male who identify as female and people who are gender neutral. Transsexuals: *those who choose to medically transition to the gender that is right for them either hormonally or surgically.
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Gender versus Sexual Orientation cont Intersexed: Some individuals are born with both genetalia and often assigned a gender from birth. We call these individuals intersexed. Transvestite: these individuals are not to be confused with gender based individuals such as transgender, transexual or intersexed. Transvestites have to do with sexualization. These individuals are sexually turned on by cross-dressing.
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Heterosexism Heterosexism: *bias against non-heterosexuals based on a belief in the superiority of heterosexuality. Institutionalized Heterosexism: *the assumption of the superiority of heterosexuality in the very structures of society. IE: laws, education system, business practices, family…
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The Many Forms of Homophobia Homophobia: The fear or hatred of homosexuality. Whether conscious or unconscious. Homophobia can take many different forms. Mindset Homophobia: A feeling or conviction that homosexual persons are abnormal or sick. Heterosexist Homophobia: Bias against non-heterosexuals based on the belief in the superiority of heterosexuality. The belief that everyone is heterosexual and that it is the only acceptable way.
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FRHD 2100 DE Chapter 9 - Sexual Orientation, Chapter 9 Many...

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