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Lecture 4

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Sociology & Sexuality - sexuality is guided by social scripts that tell us whom we should find sexually attractive & how to behave sexually th - 20 century sexual century bc sex came out of the closet - erotophobia religion that has a phobic highly negative in response to sexuality (this was popular in Europe in the oldern days) - Freud identified the libido the root of all human behaviour 2 parts: ego; super ego; sex drive in humans located in the id (in the 20 century) the most powerful motive in humans is the sex drive - Kense sex researcher studied habits of sexual behaviour 1950s did survey research on sexuality- it was an unexplored area. - Masters and Johnson did lab work on humans and sexulity. They did sex tests by wiring people and watching them have sex. - Sex depends on wether you whee born male or female gentials and genetic program that realeased male or female homones to stimulate development of your reproductive system - Sex is nature Barbie and brad pitt - 70% of the time men think it is about sex Body Image Sociology bit - women tend to be judged on appearance more often than men - those dissatisfied w their body image are less likely to desire & engage in sexual activity - women have more fatty tissues - men are more masculine Transsexuals - prepare to undergo sex surgery & hormone therapy Transgenderscross dressers Transgenders defy malefemale cultural roles - sexual identity doesnt match the body - our culture has struggled to accept this till most recently ie in Tailand they is a type called a lady boy. In Thailand pple are not disturbed by this. - Navajo an American tribe saw hermaphroditism as supernatural; coming from the gods. They were usually witch doctors or Shamans. Gender Identity & Gender Role - Gender identity is ones identification w or sense of belonging to, a particular sex - Gender role refers to acting in accordance w widely shared expectations about how members of ones gender are supposed to behave Metrosexuals - dressed in a fashionable way eg David beckham and Arnold Swartznegger Homosexuality
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