Reluctant to talk about sexuality may stem from the mothers belief that these

Reluctant to talk about sexuality may stem from the

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Reluctant to talk about sexuality may stem from the mother’s belief that these topics are age-inappropriate, particularly for daughters. Some mothers have expressed that it is unnecessary to raise these issues with daughters unless they are soon to be married. Another reason for not addressing the topic is that they believe that their daughters are receiving adequate health information from school counselors and teachers. And another possible reason is that the mothers are satisfied with knowing that their daughters discuss these topics with other relatives.
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5. What are some of the challenges that queer Latina/o youth face in communicating about sexuality with their parents? One reason is that such behavior may go against familial expectations that the youths will fulfill idealized gender-stereotyped roles of masculinity and femininity. Perceptions of parental disapproval of homosexuality have been linked to adolescents’ reporting of their families strong endorsement of traditional values (i.e. importance of religion, marriage and children) upheld in the culture. As they fail to live up these ideals, some gay and lesbian youth become concerned about bringing shame in the family or dishonoring the family name. Other concerns are linked directly to protecting parents’ feelings. Research suggests that mothers may develop a sense of guilt in the coming out process, as if having gay or lesbian children signifies their failure as mothers to inculcate good morals. In addition, disclosure of sexual orientation may disrupt their parents’ dreams of future grandchildren. Desires to protect their parents’ feelings, in addition to the family reputation, can create a need for latino/a gay and lesbian youths to live a “closeted” life through sexual silence. 6. How has the "traditional" Loteria served as an instrument to reproduce gender and sexuality norms? Identify and discuss specific images as examples. The “traditional” loteria served as an instrument to reproduce gender and sexuality norms by providing images of both, men and women in certain positions. For example the image of el mundo, el mundo is big and held by a strong man. This reinforces that men are to be strong and be able to hold ton of weight on their shoulder. Also el valiente, it is a man reinforcing machismo and protector. His stance shows confidence and bravery while holding a machete on one hand. La Dama and La Sirena reinforces that women are to be gentle and feminine.
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