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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCY 1089
Professor
Sharlene Hesse- Biber
Semester
Fall

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SC089.01 (11.26.2013) The Social Construction of Sexuality ­Looked at class’s self­objectification data ­Mean = 2.11 but median is greater than 5 (meaning more objectified) ­People tended to learn toward extremes—not many in the middle ­Menarche and (Hetero)sexuality of the Female Body (Janet Lee) ­Women are socialized to see the body as polluted, shameful ­The Red Tent—Women have to be hidden during their period—seeing  their period as a source of anxiety ­Also a rite of passage in many cultures, a gateway into adulthood ­Briefly, you can be proud, but then comes the shame ­Where did this come from? This problematization, medicalization,  fear, shame, stigma? ­The site of the period as a site of weakness is constructed ­Did women resist this idea, push back? Could it have gone differently? Could we  see this a different way? As a sign of power or potential? ­In The Red Tent, the women celebrated as a form of resistance ­It was a time away from men, free, but this changed along the way  as the script changed and was hijacked by companies to be scripted  as negative *Class exercise: Rewriting the script as positive (don’t be ashamed! Be prou
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