Backup of Chapter 5 SKELETAL 4TH Ed.wbk

Expected to take lead in bringing partners to orgasm

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Expected to take lead in bringing partners to orgasm but shouldn’t ask partners what they like because they’re expected to be natural experts Female Gatekeepers in romantic relationships, expected to wait to be asked out and to screen suitors Determine how far advances (sexual) will proceed Let men determine choice, timing, sequence of sexual positions and techniques; unfortunately favours men’s sexual preferences, denying women opportunity to give and receive their preferred kinds of stimulation Don’t enjoy sex as much as men FEATURE BOXES
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Gender Identity Disorder: A Controversial Diagnosis (p. 131) Biological influences found in left-handed boys among GID Social influences found boys more than six times as likely than girls to be referred to specialized clinic for GID Society less accepting of cross-gendering in boys than in girls, so parents of cross-gendering boys see situation as a problem Boys with GID have more problems with peers Cross-gender behaviour better tolerated among girls than among boys Distress felt by North American children with cross-gender behaviours and identities isn’t a disorder but rather caused by discriminatory and hostile attitudes such children are subjected to by society Third Gender/Third Sex (p. 134) People who are considered neither women nor men Social category in societies that recognize three or more sexes The Ladyboys of Thailand “Kathoeys” = third gender Perceive themselves belonging to a third gender , some see them as either a kind of man or a kind of woman The Two-Spirits of North America First Nations cultures associated with multiple genders = “berdache” or “two-spirits” Berdaches – characterized as gender crossers, mixed genders, intermediate genders, and distinct third and fourth genders that are not dependent on male and female as primary categories The Hijras of South Central Asia Hijras of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh most well known and populous third sex type in modern world 5 to 6 million hijras in India In various areas, known as aravani, aruvani, and jogappa An Experiment Gone Wrong (p. 136) Bruce Reimer, an identical twin that lost his penis as a result of circumcision accident Underwent sex reassignment surgery (testes removed and artificial vagina constructed) and female hormone treatments and reared as girl, Brenda After told about accident at age 14, decided to pursue life as male, David This outcome supported view that gender identity may be determined to considerable extent in uterus and when fetal brain exposed to androgens Committed suicide at age 38 Are There Universal Differences in Sexual Strategies ? (p. 144) Suggestion that males are naturally polygamous and females are naturally monogamous Men more interested in sexual variety in short term In long term, both males and females may seek heavy investment in relationships, love, companionship, and resource sharing Men
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