Sexuality Essay Examples

  • Sexuality In Wiseblood

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    That Heinous Beast: Sexuality In the novel Wiseblood, by Flannery O?Connor, one finds an unpleasant, almost antagonistic view of sexuality. The author seems to regard sex as an evil, and harps on this theme throughout the novel. Each sexual incident which occurs in the novel is tainted with grotesquem. Different levels of the darker side of sexuality are exposed, from perversion to flagrant displays of nudity. It serves to give the novel a bit of a moralistic overtone. The "Carnival Episode" illustrated Hazel?s first experience with sexuality. The author dep

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    Self Expression

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    The American social environment has revolutionized the ways in which people express their sexual identity. Years ago it was taboo for a young lady to talk about sex or even arouse her interest about the topic. Sheltered under her parents wings a girl was not given the opportunity to explore her sexuality. Parents molded their children in their image and did not allow them much choice or opportunity for diversity. It was not as socially acceptable for a young person to be allowed to express themselves through clothes, music or lifestyle as it is today. Stuart Ewen presents

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    Homosexuality During The Adolescent Stage

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    Homosexual adolescents come from all racial and ethnic groups, all economic backgrounds, and all religious dominations. They live in large cities, suburbs, and rural communities. They are student leaders, athletes, and active members of civic groups as well as school dropouts and runaways. With the exception of a few, most homosexual adolescents are indistinguishable from their heterosexual peers. In fact, most homosexual adolescents are invisible. In order to understand the development of the homosexual adolescent, there must first be a definition of homosexuality. According to

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    Boys Will Be Boys

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    Homophobia is described as the irrational fear of gays or lesbians or the fear of being thought of as gay or lesbian (Murphy, 2006). It is often expressed visibly, audibly and sometimes even violently. There are many factors that cause people to be homophobic. Research has shown that prejudice against gay people and homosexuality can be influenced by a person’s religious beliefs, having little or no social contact with gays or lesbians or reporting no homosexual experiences or feelings (Murphy, 2006). Yet, various authors have recently begun to stress an overlooked issue regarding men and masc

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    Gender And Identity Within Society

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    Gender is a factor of human sexuality. The way to demarcate and understand gender is to identify the process and procedures of its social appearance. The roles of gender are outlined by the norms and behavioral expectations and when an individual ascertains these norms they can then implement the behaviors that project the gender they aspire to portray. There are precise behaviors and norms connected with gender and only by adopting these norms and behaviors pilots to the perception of an individual belonging to that gender category. Gender is not as straightforward as being in a gender cate

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    Human Sexuality In A Streetcar Naled Desire

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    What do you believe Tennessee Williams is saying about human sexuality in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’? ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is a play in which the themes of both male and female sexuality are explored, and their destructive and vitalizing forces are analysed. The play, which caused shockwaves in the literary world when it hit the theatres in 1947 was subject to much controversy and was one of the first to portray the basic elements that drive humanity as a whole: death, violence and sex. The distinction between these factors is fine, and the nature of their intertwinement is examined b

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    A Feminist Approach On James Joyces Ulysses

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    The Feminist movement emerged around the late 19th century, with the beginnings of the first wave of feminism. Feminism, as a whole, has been divided into three “waves”, with each seen as dealing with different aspects of the same issues. The first wave refers to the feminism movement of the late 19th through early 20th centuries, which was an outgrowth of the anti-slavery and abolitionist movements, in which women fighting for the rights of Blacks in the United States realized that they themselves lacked basic rights. The second wave (1960s-1980s) dealt with the inequality of laws, as well as

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    Feminist Films Movement Analysing Portraition Of Women In Films

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    The feminist movement or so-called Women's Movement (Women's Liberation) is a series of social movement on issues such as women rights with issues like abortion rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, status equity, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender equity and inequalities (Pateman C and Gross E (ed) 1986). Feminism is a social progress that has had a large impact on film theory and its movement. Cinema is said to be taken by feminists as a medium which represents myths about women and their femininity and men and their masculinity. Feminist theory has been focusse

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    PHI 310-003 Foucault - Scientia Sexualis and Ars Erotica Foucault believes that our society deals in the scientia sexualis where as outside of Western culture many view sexuality through the ars erotica. Western civilization looks at sexuality from a scientific approach where as others view it through the idea of pleasure. There is quite a difference between the two perspectives and they are equally very interesting ideas. I ask myself how I would like to view sexuality when thinking of the two forms that Foucault identifies for us, through pleasure or science? Pleasure seems to be ap

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    Homosexuality Is Biological

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    Some scientists have searched for a direct genetic cause of same-sex attraction—a gene or chromosome that actually determines sexual orientation. (Friedman and Downey, p. 149) Some studies hint at a biological component, but have not proven that same-sex attraction is an inborn or biologically-determined characteristic. If you read the reports published by the researchers, you find that they admit their current findings are not conclusive and simply hint at what some of the causes may be. Furthermore, these studies have not been able to be replicated. Sadly, some news reports have misrepresent

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    Social Theory Foucaults Theory Of Power

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    Describe and analyse Foucault’s theory of Power Introduction Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France on the 15th of October 1926. From an early age he proved to be very academic receiving distinctions in his ‘baccalaureat (leaving certificate equivalent)’ and it was hoped that he would follow his father’s footsteps, and become a medical practitioner. Foucault however rejected this profession and after World War II he was accepted into ‘Ecole Normale Superieure’ where he studied philosophy and psychology. While studying at the Ecole, ‘Foucault became acquainted with Louis Althusser,

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    I found the contents of Woods book, as well as this class to be very enlightening regarding issues and problems our society is faced with concerning gender. I was pleased with the backing Julia T. Wood was able to give to support her arguments. I was also impressed with how easily our class was able to have well rounded discussions. Through out this semester I would say I have been somewhat closed minded, but I would be lying if I were to say I was walking away from this class without more of an understanding on how things are. Throughout this class I found myself having a hard time staying o

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    The Development Of Gender Identity

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    The Development of Gender Identity Gender is fundamental to identity, to a sense of a recognizable individual and collective self in the world. It is treated as a given: there is no question as to whether one has a gender, only to which one it is, from a choice of two. This seems obvious. Yet… when one enters an area of gender ambivalence, the discomfort it engenders and the desire for clarity in themselves could be taken as evidence of an attachment to gender certainty that merits further investigation. The world of gender is not as clear cut as we like to present it. The postmodern world

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    Tuesdays With Morrie

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    Tuesdays with Morrie, written by Mitch Albom, is a true story of the love between a man and his college professor, Morrie Schwartz. This true story captures the compassion and wisdom of a very unselfish man who had a superior heart and who lived his life to the fullest, up until the very last breath of his happily fulfilled life. It is a story of an extraordinary bond of friendship that was lost for many years, but never forgotten and simply picked up again at a crucial time of both Morrie and Mitch’s lives. It’s the story of a young man infatuated with materialistic and unimportant things in

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    Homosexual Identity

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    Homosexual Identity Modern attempts to differentiate homosexuals as a distinct species of human based on their sexual “deviance” are indicative of a social construction of homosexuality and sexual identity that has been emerging since the late 19th century. Sexuality, as Foucault would have it, is a social construction (Spargo 17). In other words, despite attempts by those in positions of social power to naturalize sexuality—and cement homosexuality’s purported deviance—there is no essential quality to sexuality that transcends socio-cultural and historical contexts. From this, it stand

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    Reaction On Gender

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    Two films Killing us Softly 3 and Tough Guise both talk about the same issue. Tough Guise is a 1999 video featuring Jackson Katz examines the relationship between images in popular culture and the social construction of male identies in the United States -- of which media messages play a large role. The video identifies several cultural developments in the last 30 years that are in part responsible for the current levels of date rape, domestic violence and school shootings. Katz asked young men what it meant to be male and got replies like, strong, physical, independent, in control, powerful,

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    Top Girls

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    Human gender roles have an innate origin; indeed, many species of animals exhibit behavior that is markedly different between males and females. However, when one group feels it is getting an unfair share of life’s burdens, a society should consider if these gender roles are indeed fair in the light of its evolution over time. The characters in Act 1, Scene 1 of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, stand as symbols of successful women in various times and places through the past 1200 years. In their interactions and in Marlene’s relation with her family, the characters demonstrate how women have evolv

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    Sex And Gender Issues In Literature Giovannis Room

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    Since the dawn of time, mankind has created art. From the paintings lining the pyramids in Egypt to the ancient Greek plays, or the marble statues in Rome and the silent films of early America, art – in its many forms – exists to serve a vast number of purposes. For the artist, it can provide an emotional and intellectual outlet. For the audience, it can provide them with a sense of commonality in the idea that they aren't alone in the world; or it can open them to new ideas and experiences they might not otherwise have access too. Additionally, examining art can provide a wonderful analysis o

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    Commentary On Queen Extract Act 4 Scene 7

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    Commentary on Queen Extract - Act 4 Scene 7 This short extract from Act 4 Scene 7 of the play gives a deep visual description of the death of Ophelia as described by the Queen. The description is vital to the closure of the scene because it sets a melancholic tone inciting deep sadness into Laertes and bringing the audience to sympathize with him on two levels: that of a brother who has tragically lost his sister and that of a son who has lost his father to a gruesome murder. For this reason the audience is able to discern Laertes’ role as a parallel avenger to Fortinbras as well as bein

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    Judith Williamson, a profound and well-known advertising critic, has put into words the goal of every single advertising campaign created throughout history. In order to sell a product, a consumer must believe that they are purchasing a new way of life, a betterment of themselves. Advertising for cigarettes is no different in the sense that the company offers a way to differentiate oneself from the norm. Brown and Williamson created a brand of cigarettes in 1932 that has, since its inception, allowed its loyal consumers to break away from societal norms: to “B Kool”. A close analysis of th

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    Michel Foucault (1926 - 1984) Discourse, Power and Subjectivity Outline A. Starting Questions B. General Ideas C. Discourse – Definition and Distinction (From Language to Discourse; Discourse & Ideology) D. Power and Knowledge (Truth) -- Discipline & Punish -- The History of Sexuality; Subject and Subject Position) E. Ethics F. Foucault: Influences of and Criticism by Feminism A,. Starting Questions : Discourse, “Truth” & Power 1. Discourse -- What is discourse and how is an individual (such as an author or a reader) related to a discourse? What are the examples Fouc

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    What Does Race And Gender Coding Have To Do With M

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    Michael Nguyen Nguyen 1 Professor Moore English 1C July 7, 2008 What does Race and Gender Coding have to do with Masculinity? When people think of masculinity they probably think of big strong guys who love to work out and those with a strong will--body and mind. That may be true; however masculinity goes way further than tough guys who love to workout at the gym. For instance, men usually overcompensate when their masculinity is threatened. When men are presented with something they are uncomfortable with, for example, one is more masculine than the other; they display

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    Personal Response On Sexual Identity

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    Personal Response on Sexuality Identity PSY/265 Personal Response on Sexuality Identity To understand my personal response on sexual identity, one would have to examine several areas in my life, such as value system and critical thinking process. Understand the effects of environmental and historical perspectives that influenced my sexual identity and the development of my gender identity. Once recognizing my own sexual identity, the effects of attraction and love had on my relationship. Through defining and gaining insight of sexual abuse, I was able to realize I suffered from post-traum

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    Homosexuality In Contemporay Culture

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    ‘Things are so much better now’. Does this statement adequately describe the representation of homosexuality in contemporary culture? You should make close reference to at least two films of your choice In order to address how the representation of homosexuality has improved in contemporary society, it is necessary to how understand political, sociological and historical concepts have changed viewing and spectatorship of a modern day audience. This essay will primarily explore the theory of historical representation and reflectionist theories, starting with an analysis of factors that have

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    Analysis Of The Repessive Hypothesis Of Sexuality

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    Repression hypothesis: The hypothesis that maintains we as a people are sexually repressed. The definition of repressive hypothesis seems simple until you begin to examine the reasons that it came into being. Out of the 17th and 18th century we saw a proliferation of discourses in regard to sexuality. One of the larger themes we see in the construction of the repressive theory is the idea that sexual repression was born at about the same time as capitalism. “Marxist theorists argue that the economy is the most important social force shaping human behavior” (Seidman, 2008: 5). By de

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    Alfred Kinsey

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    Topics like sex and sexuality have been kept in the closet for many years. Only recently has it become an acceptable matter of discussion. Society has come out with sexual education programs, pornography, and television shows in the media that depict sex as sport. Homosexuality is still a sensitive topic and generates much controversy in today’s society. Many studies between homosexual, heterosexual, and bisexual people have been conducted to learn about human’s sexual behavior. Is homosexuality Nature or Nurture? Like most everything, homosexuality involves both influences. Sexual orientation

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    Sexuality is an important part of who we are as humans. Beyond the ability to reproduce, sexuality also defines how we see ourselves and how we physically relate to others. Sexual orientation is a term used to refer to a person's emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction to individuals of a particular gender (male or female). Human beings as a species are unique in that they have a sexual orientation toward their own gender (homosexuality) as well as the opposite sex (heterosexuality), how or where this preference begins is of interest. Persons with a homosexual orientation are sometimes refe

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    Passing As A Man

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    GameaVision - Passing as a Man To pass as a man “Mitch” does a variety of socially expected male behaviors such as slandering and demeaning the women in the work place, constantly reaffirming the heterosexual and dominating desire he ought have, and even attaching himself to certain reckless and harmful behaviors. For instance, when Mitch first meets Clare there is a sense of distance that is created between the two due to the assumptions that he will and should be hitting on the female receptionist but the next time the two share the scene Mitch has learned how to “pass”. To be seen as a man

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    Psy 265 Final

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    Running head: PERSONAL RESPONSE ON SEXUAL IDENTITY 1 Personal Response on Sexual Identity Laura Forbes Psy 265 4/10/2011 UOP Personal Response on Sexual Identity Before taking this class I would says that I have very loose ideals about different types of sexuality. While I do consider myself to be somewhat knowledgeable about different types of sexuality, this class provided me with much more information. I have been in a loving, caring relationship, in which we have a very healthy sex life, for almost five years now. We are not married, but do share a 3 year old son together and have been tal

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    Gender And Celebrity Branding

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    Advertising is everything that pertains to the promotion of an idea – whether that idea is selling a product or not. Advertising is all about promoting awareness of an entity. There are effects of advertising that can be viewed in two ways. One way is that advertising can shape an individual’s mindset. The second way is that it promotes an idea to the public as a whole. ‘For instance, it could be argued that because advertising stresses the private accumulation of goods, and almost hedonistic lifestyles, it encourages people to think in terms of escape from the real world, although they might

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    In a conversation regarding sexual orientation it is often assumed that there are heterosexual people and homosexual people. The concept of bisexuality is often overlooked and when recognized tends to be grossly misunderstood. While the research on sexual orientation by Alfred Kinsey and other scientists finds sexuality to function as a continuum, the acceptance of the existence and prominence of bisexuality is seemingly ignored in greater society. Even when bisexuality is accepted as a label by which people self identify, a person’s sex influences how society reacts to them as bisexual. If Ki

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    The History If Sex Since 1800

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    Introduction During the last two centuries sexuality has became a subject of political debate between traditional moralists and liberals. If during the pre-industrial period, sexuality was dominated by religion, it became a medical matter. The dominant discourse was the essentialist approach that consider sexuality as an instinct. However, during the 20th Century this approach was substituted by social constructionism that stresses the importance of culture and history (Segal, 1994; Weeks, 1991). The Victorian period was the beginning of the sexual repression characterised by the bourgeo

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    What values and attitudes are explored within Stoker’s Dracula? How might context have influenced Stoker’s vision? Bram Stoker’s Dracula is, if nothing else, an extraordinary exploration of the values and attitudes at turn-of-the 20th Century London. Stoker portrays the collision of two disparate worlds - the Count’s ancient Transylvania and the protagonist’s rapidly modernising London - along with a variety of other symbols in order to highlight the primary anxieties that characterised his age: the dangers of female sexuality, the ramifications of scientific and technological advancement a

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    Masculinity And Femininity In Cloudstreet

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    Underlying the creation of particular characters in texts are broader ideas about what defines femininity and masculinity. Discuss the ways in which such assumptions inform the construction of male or female characters in the novel Cloudstreet. “Gender, like the history of many cultural attitudes as well as physiological responses, is a history of changes by which previously successful ways of engaging with the world become increasingly irrelevant to new conditions”1 Leo Braudy, Professor of English: University of South Carolina Despi

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    Sex Education In Nigeria

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    Introduction Sexuality education has been given various definitions by various schools of thought. AHI (2003) described sexuality education as “a planned process of education that fosters the acquisition of factual information, the formation of positive attitudes, beliefs and values as well as the development of skills to cope with the biological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual aspects of human sexuality.” That is, learning about the anatomy, physiology and bio-chemistry of the sexual response system which determines identity, orientations, thoughts and feelings as influenced by

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    Heterosexual Privilege

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    Heterosexual Privilege There exists in our society a publicized and politicized concern, perhaps an over-concern, regarding the sexual desires, behaviors, and experiences of the people living in it. While this nation’s media is saturated with explicit marketing campaigns and sexual innuendo, there is a catch. The messages flashed before us every day say: Sex Sells, Be Sexy, Be Feminine Females, Be Masculine Males, Wear Your Sex Well . . . as long as it is normal sex—natural sex. What is natural sex? Heterosexual sex—defined as the union between penis and vagina—and it is the only form of nat

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    What causes sexuality? Is it a gene? Are you born with it, or is it inherited like your skin or hair color? Many people believe that sexuality is fluid and is able to change or go away over your life time. Sexuality is your sexual character. This means you are heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. Too many people fear these because they do not understand. The only way to know that you are homosexual, heterosexual, or bisexual is to understand what you find attractive. If you have sexual fantasies about people of the opposite sex only, then you are heterosexual. If you have sexual fan

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    Shake It Baby Shake It Media Preferences Sexu

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    Sex Roles (2010) 63:844–859 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9815-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE “Shake It Baby, Shake It”: Media Preferences, Sexual Attitudes and Gender Stereotypes Among Adolescents Tom F. M. ter Bogt & Rutger C. M. E. Engels & Sanne Bogers & Monique Kloosterman Published online: 27 August 2010 # The Author(s) 2010. This article is published with open access at Abstract In this study exposure to and preferences for three important youth media (TV, music styles/music TV, internet) were examined in relation to adolescents’ permissive sexual attitudes and gender stereot

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    Print Advertisements

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    Print Advertisements This paper is about advertisements whose similarity is based on a fact that all concern the advertising of men fragrances, and all were found in textual context of print advertising. In more specific terms, the advertised products included the new fragrance for men “Nautica”, “Eternity” and “Extreme Polo”. The advertisements were located within recent edition of popular men’s magazines, namely GQ, Sport Illustrated and Esquire. In this essay I will individually analyze these advertisements in terms of their status as signs, whose associative me

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    Freuds Wolfman And Gender As Modernist Text

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    ENGL 461 Research Paper Freud’s Castration Complex and Wolf Man In Freud’s case study titled, Wolf Man, involving Serjeii Pankejeff, a man recalls events from his childhood which Freud pieces together to form a new, original interpretation of Serjeii’s mental state. For Serjeii, childhood fairytale’s are translated into a dream involving hidden sexual imagery which Freud unearths to reinterpret Serjeii’s masculinity. Freud deconstructs and reconstructs masculinity using his castration theory by interpreting Wolf Man’s dream. Freud deconstructs and reconstructs masculinity by showing Pan

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    Power And Language

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    Power and Language This essay as a sociological essay looks in to various dynamics of relationship within the community called study group. A sociological essay attempts to understand complex human behaviours in a given community and foresees consequences due to such behaviours. Understandably human behaviours are equally predictable and un-predictable and therefore the dynamics of relationship project new ways of understanding relationships. This dynamic also carries forward some of the pre-conceived notion on relationship like Race, Gender, Sexuality from the perspective of ‘Power’. In a

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    A Feminist Approach On James Joyce Ulysses Researc

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    Overview[edit] In terms of feminism in general, Joyce was not involved directly in any feminist movement or inspired any feminist movement. Instead, the only mention of Joyce in early feminism was in passing. To early feminists, like Kate Millet, Joyce merely stated what most primitive men stated. Later feminists, like Marilyn French, believed that Joyce looked down on women in general. Although Richard Brown points out that Joyce did have a place within the development of feminism, it seems that feminists spent more time dealing with critical interpretations of Joyce than with the text itself

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    Abstract This paper looks at the etiology of homosexual preference. In this view, the paper looks at biological theories, genetic theories, and psychobehavioral theories of the reasons and contributors to homosexuality. It was concluded that, in general, there is not enough facts to hold any one theoretical perspective. It was more concluded that it was possible that the most convincing theoretical perspective would be one that offered a multiply-determine perspective. Introduction More than the last decade there has been a good deal of research examining for determinants and contributo

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    Angels In America

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    Why do gays travel to such extremities to live in a society where they live in denial about their sexuality? Angels in America, a play by Tony Kushner, represents the the crude awakening of the reality homosexuals had to face. This play not only represents the deteriorating disease of AIDS, but it is also a dramatic play that critically gives an answer to thousands of Americans who lived a cruel reality. A reality in which they questioned the difficulty in living in a society that particularity objected to the views of homosexuality. Kushner displays his views towards two characters who strugg

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    Women Body And Sex In The Love In The Time Of Cho

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    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION This chapter contains the background information of the study, the statement of the problem, its purpose and importance or significance of the study. It also mentions the scope and limitation in analyzing Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, the methodology used in analyzing the novel and the organization of the study. 1.1. Background of the Study Love in the Time of Cholera was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the most influential Colombian novelists in the mid-20th century of Latin American literature history. Marquez was b

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    How Is Mcmurphy Characterised

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    McMurphy is characterised in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” in three main literary features: imagery, narrative perspective and diction. Mr Randall McMurphy is characterised as the protagonist of the novel, and the antithesis of the Big Nurse. He is also seen as a rebel in the ward, disrupting the normal flow of the day in the ward. However, the description and characterisation of McMurphy could be slightly biased as he is seen through to the readers from the perspective of the Big Chief. McMurphy is mainly representing freedom, rebellion and nature in this novel. In the next few paragraphs

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    Fatness Reveals Social Status Over Sexuality

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    Today, the perception of female beauty and sexuality varies significantly, where the dominant western view is based on the “fitness” of the body, characterized by a thin waist, large breasts, and so on. However, in Feeding Desire, Rebecca Popenoe draws attention to an absolutely different view as she talks about the traditional stereotypes and standards related to Azawagh Arab women. Contrary to our values, they have unusual standards, defined by fatness. Popenoe presents the causes and has a good point; but although her position sounds logical, supported by evidence, I do not think that her c

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    Men In The Media

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    Traditionally media representations of men have always involved power and other characteristics commonly associated with males and masculinity. In the past, media texts have generally constructed men to conform to specific ideals understood by society regarding masculinity and the idyllic male qualities. These principles in today’s society describe what is known as dominant masculinity. While it is common for modern society to construct texts reflecting dominant masculine values, new representations of men are evolving. Within modern media texts, the representation of men often challenges the

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    Sexuality As A Process

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    Running head: SEXUALITY AS A PROCESS Human Sexuality Winter 2009 March 9, 2009 Table of Contents I. Introduction II. What is Sexuality? III. Theorist’s Views on Sexuality IV. Human Sexuality as a biological Process V. Socio-biological Viewpoints (Male vs. Female) VI. Popular Culture Influences VII. Codes of Romance (Typical Stereotypes) VIII. Codes of Sexuality IX. Ethnic Oriented Views X. Genes & Sexuality XI. Environmental Factors XII. Bibliography Introduction The aim of this research pap

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    Moving Toward Competency for Counseling Bisexuals: Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, and Skills Undoubtedly, bisexuality is a sexual orientation in need of clarification and validation. The American Psychological Association (2000) recognized this limitation and encouraged psychologists to acknowledge the unique challenges bisexuals face, including the invalidation of their sexual orientation. The APA’s guidelines for psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients specifically mention “the polarization of sexual orientation into heterosexual and homosexual categorie

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