Sexuality is directly relevant through society

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Sexuality is directly relevant through society. Prominent male leaders in the French Revolution, for example, strenuously opposed increased female participation in public life on the grounds that women's physical nature, radically distinguished from that of men and represented most powerfully in the organs of reproduction, made them unfit for public life and better suited to the private sphere. As in nineteenth-century texts, synecdochic leaps of the imagination seem to view woman as the uterus, which in turn is endowed, through the by now familiar turn of the pathetic fallacy, with feelings, with the capacity to cry. The body remains an arena for the construction of gender even though modern research paradigms do, of course, isolate the experimental and interpretive work of reproductive biology. Scientific advances, I have argued, did not destroy the hierarchical model that construed the female body as a lesser, turned-inward version of the male, nor did it banish female orgasm to the physiological periphery. Rather, the political, economic, and cultural transformations of the eighteenth century created the context in which the-articulation of radical differences between the sexes became culturally imperative. [concluding lines]
3. How do Steven Gregory and Oyeronke Oyewumi describe the effects of imperialism and colonialism on the construction of the gender in the Dominican Republic and Nigeria, respectively? Please provide specific examples of the social, economic, and cultural effects from each reading. Before we even answer the way Steven Gregory and Oyewumi defined construction of the gender in the Dominican Republic and Nigeria we must first learn about imperialism and colonialism. In my opinion, colonialism occurs when one nation assumes control over the other while imperialism is most likely connected to the political or economic control. Both these terms are related to one another because colonialism is creating an idea while imperialism is expanding upon that principle. Steven Gregory the author of the book entitled “The Devil behind the Mirror”, in one of his chapters called “ Sex Tourism and the Political Economy of Masculinity” explains Sex Tourism and the Political Economy of Masculinity - Jimmy’s bar women who would sell themselves for sex - Dominican’s lack of corruption, ignorance, and lack of ambition - Dominicans only think of money but once they get put in the corner they are doing their best to escape the situation. - Bill’s control over his own wife allowed him to to expose the nature of Dominican People ( Exercise control of the women ) - (Imperial Masculinity) Example ; Majority of man from Europe and North America who traveled to Dominican Republic were searching for a women whom they could exercise sexual and domestic discipline as potential husbands. - Sex Work is a survival strategy but also it discriminates women as human beings. - Dominican Economy has shifted from one based on agricultural production to a trade based on tourism and free trade zones. - Women hold majority of tourism jobs ( low wage, and low skills ) - FTZ ( Export processing industries ) made more job available however their treatment of women was poor - Sexual Harassment and not being able to function in the administrative jobs. Female Participation - 25.3 to 36.4 in these kind of jobs - This exploits womens and downgrade them too. - Sex Website allowed man to take advantage of women aka their economic vulnerabilities ( Technology - Society ) determined social hierarchies. - Creation of Organization that helped informing womens of their health condition ; having AIDS, HIV.

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