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Politics of Sexuality – Spring 2018 Mid-term Exam Exam Date: March 09, 2018 ERYNN HEGGAN Definition of Terms: Three points each (15) 1. Sex: a biological category based on either XX (female) or XY (male) chromosomes and genitalia 2. Gender: a socially constructed category of male and female 3. Male/Female: having masculine or feminine traits in the eyes of society OR biologically XY or XX chromosomes 4. Intersex Conditions: when a person is born with ambiguous genitalia of the two sexes 5. Transgender: a sex and/or gender change; when a person crosses genders from female to male, or male to female Short Answers: Three or Five Points each (34) 1. (5) Film: The History of Sex : Discuss three different inventions or invocations that were initial thought to have negative repercussions on sexual behavior; and explain why they were thought to be so. 2. The automobile: Many movies, like Grease, have scenes of teenagers
getting it on in cars. A famous example would be Rizzo (from Grease) when she was knocked up in a car! The car did indeed allow for teenagers back then (and even now) to have an easy access to sex. 3. AIDS: Coming out of the 70’s, which was an era for free sex and orgies, in the 80’s AIDS was discovered among gays. At least, it was thought to be only gays. And it was thought to be a kind of cancer. But soon it spread, and people were afraid to have sex, and they were afraid of gays. 1. (3 ) Greta Christina: Am I having Sex, Now or What? : Discuss why it may be important to understand what it means to have sex.

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