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CARRIGAN 43. What is AVEN? What is AVEN's definition of asexuality?: (The Asexual Visibility and Education Network) defines an asexual as someone who does not experience sexual attraction STEINBUGLER 44. How is "visibility a form of heterosexual privilege?": The rewards for "good sexuality" are visibility, respectability, legality, and mobility. -Heterosexuality is politically and socially acceptable.Those that participate in "abnormal sex" face criminality, physical violence, and feel ostracized from society. -Hetero's what is proper intimacy, who is a proper citizen and what is a proper family. The naturalization of heterosexuality ensures its simultaneous visibility and invisibility in social identities and social spaces -Heterosexuality is invisible because it's so normal, but things such as kissing and holding hands is very visible -Heterosexual people can comfortably express affection in social settings without consequences like violence
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45. Is same-sex intimacy entering an "era of visibility?" Explain with examples.: Research shows the "era of visibility" among gays and lesbians in the U.S. -More news coverage of gay related issues -Gay TV, and cartoon characters -Sports and rock stars -Theme park gay days and parades -Gay MasterCard and beer 46. What are some problems with assuming sexual relationships are monoracial?: 1. Monoraciality ignores the growing number of interracial realtionships in the U.S. 2. Analyzing interracial sexual relationships allows us to see how racial difference may disrupt heterosexual privileges and continue to marginalize lesbians and gay men 3. The violent history associated with interracial sexuality, may create a difficult social environment for both heterosexual and same-sex couples 47. Define and give examples of "moments of dislocation" for both heterosexual and same-sex couples: Interracial couples experience visual dislocation, this is a word that means if they aren't holding hands or being physically affectionate in a crowded area, they are thought to be unrelated. -Interracial families struggle with their children not being labeled as their own, their significant other not being labeled as their own, and lack of respect from others in public. -This causes issues in both living and in social spaces that are racially segregated. 48. "Moments of Visibility" for both heterosexual and same-sex couples: Even though, heterosexual interracial couples feel invisible at times, there are other times they are very vocal and produce lots of looks. -When Kalvin was asked how he felt, he explained that he believed people were starstruck staring because he is incredibly handsome and his wife is beautiful, more than people staring at them because they were a interracial couple. -Kalvin`s comments reveal that in the black community, black women are much more prone to judge a white women for being with a black man versus a black man being with a white women.

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