SOSC 1185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Compulsory Heterosexuality, Teletubbies, Biological Determinism

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A social process where by an individual is objectified, made in to an object for other"s sexual use or pleasure instead of being seen as an independent individual. Their value is seen to be all about their sexual appeal in a way that"s determined by the current ideology. Mentioned in documentary sexy inc. talks about the process of hypersexulization of girls and women in north american culture. Importance in critiquing and challenging biological determinist explanations of sexuality: Challenges sexuality and procreation as heterosexuality is not the only form of sexual expression and having babies is not the only reason for engaging in sexual identity. Sexuality is best understood as a fluid, changing phenomenon, defined by social contexts that establish not only the meaning but the very texture of what we call experience, including bodily experience. Thus, [for social constructions] there is no underlying quality or cluster of qualities that characterizes sexuality in all times and places the most helpful.

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