human sex.- reaction paper 2

human sex.- reaction paper 2 - Valerie Udeozor Due: October...

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Valerie Udeozor Due: October 11, 2011 Psych. Aspects/ Human Sexuality Instructor: Coralyn McCauley, Ph.D. Reaction Paper 2 Question #1 The major sources of social pressure that reinforced my perception of gender identity and gender role during my childhood were cultural, religious, and educational. I have a large and close-knit family in which all the adults have strong values traditional of our country. Both of my parents, as well as their parents and siblings, were born and raised in Nigeria, a country that is neither very accepting of or exposed to the LGBTQ community. Behavior that would be considered atypical of one’s gender role would either be frowned up or simply ignored. My mother was somewhat an exception from this general attitude, because she is far from judgmental of others, but she definitely never would have approved of seemingly homosexual behavior from her own children. Deeply rooted in Christian faith, my family would perceive this type of behavior as disobedient, similarly to the way they would view children and adolescents drinking alcohol, having sex, getting bad grades, etc. Because I attended Catholic school continuously until I was sixteen, these values were reinforced in school. Not only was there a lack of racial diversity, but a significant lack in diversity of thought. Homosexuality and any behavior pertinent to it were simply unacceptable. All the boys wore the same shirt and pants, while all the girls wore the
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