Sexual Scripts basic ideas we have about how one should engage in sexual

Sexual scripts basic ideas we have about how one

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Sexual Scripts : basic ideas we have about how one should engage in sexual activity; for example: men are supposed to initiate sex, men have a bigger sex drive; women are supposed to be pursued not the pursuers; etc. Popular Culture : media disseminated to a mass audience Feminism – there are many definitions of feminism, but generally it is considered a movement/attitude for equality between and among the sexes, not superiority of one sex over the other – equality in all realms of society Beauty Myth – women of all ages who “buy into” the youth/beauty culture and will engage in many types of beauty regimens/rituals to obtain or maintain society’s standards of “beautiful” Madonna/Whore Dichotomy – straddling the lines between innocence and promiscuity; childlike and innocent but sexy; women/girls have been socialized to play with their sexuality in this manner – “look but don’t touch” – one icon who set the standard for this in American culture is Marilyn Monroe The Male Gaze – view of women through the male “lens” camera/film women are presented in an overly sexual manner in the media: magazines, films, TV, music industry to appeal to the male gaze “good” girl

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