Homophobia in sport
Every individual should have the right to enjoy their bodies through physical activity
Activity in physical environment is conflicted for minorities (gay men)
Sexuality a real barrier
Theory of sexuality!
Why do we have sex?
Pleasure, Reproduction, money. Commitment to the partner, love, Duty.
Women have different reason for sex? Fun, reveal menstrual cramps ( endorphins released through
orgasm reveal pain temporarily)
NATURAL and NORMAL
Some sexuality normal and natural / abnormal unnatural
Sex to have babies (REPRODUCTION)
-Bodies are sites in which power is exercised
-“Truths” are produced based on knowledge (or Ideas) that come together around particular norms (this
is termed discourse) (proper way of sexuality)
-The body becomes regulated around normative standards if you don’t live in this proper norms you
-Truth is mobilized in relations of power in ways that affect how bodies are produced bodies confirm
to those norms easier life Linear model of sex/ gender / sexuality
To biological sex -> men vs. women
Men masculine / femininity
Testosterone vs. estragon
@ Logical extension heterosexuality HETEROSEXUAL MATRIX there are some way of living with
this way of thinking , other ways UNINTELLIGABLE Judith Butler)
@COMPULSORY HETEROSEXUALITY (Adrienne rich)
Sex Gender Sexuality
The point: traditional way of thinking of sexuality need to be changed because !
The concept of norm and natural reproduce some beliefs and ideas
Why is this important?
Because of existing stereotypes
Deviant /abnormal /sick /promiscuous /effeminate or overly mannish
These beliefs have consequences
Social meaning have impact gender.
Sexuality is vary according to science religion and culture Exp Religious and other social factor vs. our thinking
Very religious people rely on what they know about religion
Different working class mentality causes to think about sexuality differently
- Sexuality need to be embedded in any topic constituted as an object for research
- Not just sexuality it is related to class race and social relation
- Paying attention to sexuality new social issues
Connection between sexuality and any other topic. Sexuality always plays a role around us.
Sexualities and sexual minorities
Talking about hetero and homo:
- Creating binary
- Construct a hierarchy
- Privilege some sexual practices and marginalize others
- SEXUALITY IS A CONTINUM
- Diverse and heterogeneous