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RELG 271 Lecture 1

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Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELG 271
Professor
David Jacob Koloszyc
Semester
Winter

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Sexual Ethics: Lecture 1 • Morality: A system that affects all of us.  o A system of principles that define what is right and what is wrong for  individuals but also for groups of people.  • Ethics: The critical questions we ask about right and wrong.  o Why is this right? Why is this wrong?  o A reflection of moral behavior and ideas.  o Inflection on human interaction.  o The values we put in place and consider important.  • Sexuality: o Openly Studied o Advertised Publicly: TV Shows, Comedy, Music Videos.   o We live in a hyper sexualized culture.  o We are becoming pornographic.  • Sexual experience is generally considered inappropriate.  • We define the nude body as a sex object.  • We use bodies to sell products.  • We feel uncomfortable talking about children’s sexuality. • Contradictory Climate that we live in: • Brief History:  o Ancient origins: Hippocrates and Gallen  Hippocrates: Women who are sexually active are hysterical.  Gallen: Reinforced Hippocrates’ idea by saying that there is  passive and aggressive sexuality.  o Emergence of anatomical studies and modern medicine 16 ­18  century.:  Opening the human body after death was considered a sin at the  time.  
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