POL101Y1 Lecture Notes - Sexual Identity, Sexual Attraction, Dennis Altman

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Politics is not just about laws; about broader social relationships and social equity. Has speci c political relevance because what policies include and exclude affects how people see the other . Jeffrey weeks- sexuality is intimately linked to moral and social anxiety and has been for at least a century. The most acute moral anxieties are about sexual roles and gender roles; tied to conceptions of the normal/abnormal. Sexuality being a trigger for debates over morality, normalcy, social stability, family, etc. The fact that steps have been taken to sympathize with moral conservatives (can fed govt), this suggests that sexuality is still important. In other parts of the world, many of these issues have only begun to be asked about. Sexual identity development of a sense of self shaped by ones pattern of sexual. Sexual identity also refers to the way you are seen by others. Emergence of a variety of identity labels.

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