the concept that Darwin’s survival of the fittest can be applied to human beings, where selective breeding can improve the genetics of a population Stirpiculture: the employment of eugenics where particular members of the group were chosen to mate with one another to produce children. Coitus Reservatus: birth control with sexual intercourse up to, but not including, ejaculation
Chapter 16: Sex and Temperament The Arapesh: both men and women acted in a mild, parental and responsible manner, much like stereotypes of females in certain spots of human history The Mundugumor: both the men and the women acted like stereotypical males The Tchambuli: the men gossiped, worried about their hair, and dressed in pretty costumes and wondered if any woman would ever marry them. Women were competent, and no-nonsense business managers (switched roles) What these groups showed Mead was that a culture might impose personalities and patterns on one gender or both genders that are only a subset of the whole spectrum of possibilities available to human beings Chapter 17: If Men Could Menstruate If men could menstruate, women would still be seen as the subordinate ones, and men would use menstruation to shoe their machoism and superiority over women in a never ending number of ways Chapter 18: National Conversation in the Wake of Littleton Shooting done by boys “Kids kill kids” “Young guns” They are hiding away the fact that it is only guys who do it: should be “boys kill kids” Violence is perpetrated by males because of the intertwined concepts of “respect”, “power”, and “manhood’” Chapter 19: Sexual Assault Often, the focus and even times the blame, is placed on the survivor rather than on the perpetrator Rape culture is the notion that rape and sexual assault is commonplace through dominant norms, beliefs, stereotypes, and commonsense notions that excuse, justify, and normalize sexual violence (particularly against women) For this article, the focus of sexual assault and rape will be that which is committed against women given the prevalence of women as survivors of these crimes o Women experience rape at five times the rate of men o It is estimated that one in every four women in Canada will experience sexual assault in their adult lives o 97% of those accused of sexual assault are men One of the strongest misconceptions about sexual assault is that it is about sex. Sexual assault is really about power: power that is distributed throughout our culture, and often held in the hands of men Rape is sex (penetration) without voluntary consent o Consent is a freely made choice that is clearly communicated o Sexual assault may include rape, but it is defined as any sexual contact without consent and/or involving the use of force Historically, women in Canada were acknowledged as chattel (moveable property), owned by their husbands o When a woman was raped, it was a crime against her husband’s property Prior to 1983, rape was considered to be penetration of the vagina with a penis without the consent of the woman outside of marriage.
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