Sexual orientation who we are emotionally spiritually

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- Sexual Orientation- who we are emotionally, spiritually, physically sexually attracted to (Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Straight, Queer) - Sexuality or Sexual Identity- aspects of our bodies and our personalities that construct how we and others understand ourselves as sexual beings. This can include a wide range of factors including dress, personality, body image etc. o Sexual orientation and gender identity are different things. A person may identify as transgender and be attracted to any other person, their gender identity is not based on their sexual selection.
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Faulty Thinking - On the spectrum of how we think of gender it is usually illustrated as male-female, straight-gay and no in between. - They are seen as the opposites rather than having any similarities. One with weaknesses as in men are strong Sex and Gender - The most powerful mediating social forces in society - The first thing people want to know with pregnancies is whether or not the child is a boy or a girl. - Genderless baby (baby storm): they want the baby to form his or her own feelings about gender and how he should be treated. - How much is gender identity formed by socialization? - When asking kids question they will respond that girls have long hair etc. - Kids develop gender identity at the same time they develop gender roles. Negative Impacts of Gender Stereotyping - Sexism supports the belief that people of one sex typically males are inherently superior to others. Contributes to a patriarchal society. - Misogyny: is simply the hatred or dislike of women and is manifested through abusive language, violence etc. Eminem used it in his superman album. - Gender gaps; wages allocation of unpaid work and career progression - Hegemonic beliefs that men should be muscular (sport recreational drugs) Soul Pancake Gender and Sex Differences - Females are seen to be more bisexual than men - Like bonobo monkeys we have sex to build bonds. - Men according to Kinsey were seen to have masturbated earlier and more frequently The Sexual double standard. - Terms such as slut and whore used to describe women who engage in too much sex but not women. Gender Development in Childhood Three related Processes: - Detecting Gender: recognizing differences between male and female - Having Gender: recognizing in oneself characteristics you share with either girls or boys - Doing Gender: matching one’s behaviour with male or female stereotypes. Social Structural Theory - Gender differences from unequal power divisions - Privilege and power embedded in a patriarchal society (male-dominated)
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Gender Norms - Norms do NOT doom us to harmful or negative behaviours - Norms should be recognized as just that... things most people do, not a strict code of conduct that we must adhere to - Shifting norms can mitigate the negative effects of the harmful aspects. Throw like a Girl Video: - Younger girls have different views of what a girl’s action are. (haven’t developed the gender norms).
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