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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Sociology & Sexuality
-sexuality is guided by social scripts that tell us whom we should find sexually
attractive & how to behave sexually
-20th century sexual century b/c sex came out of the closet
-erotophobia religion that has a phobic highly negative in response to sexuality
-Freud identified the libido sex drive in humans located in the id
-Kense sex researcher studied habits of sexual behaviour
Body Image
-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
Transsexuals
-prepare to undergo sex surgery & hormone therapy
Transgenders
Transgenders defy male/female cultural roles
-sexual identity doesnt match the body
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
Homosexuality
-not sure if its caused by nature or nurture
- found in our closest evolutionary relatives
- found in all cultures at all times in history
Compulsory heterosexuality sexual activities expressed with the opposite sex
Mating Rituals
-sexual position varies from one culture to another
Sexual Controversies
-sometimes sex is dominated by hostility, aggression, violence
- typically male on female violence
-sexual violence can be rape, verbal, physical abuse, harassment
Sexual Harassment
-quid pro quo sexual harassment involves the use of sexual threats or bribery in
the making of decisions affecting employment
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Sociology & Sexuality - sexuality is guided by social scripts that tell us whom we should find sexually attractive & how to behave sexually - 20 century sexual century bc sex came out of the closet - erotophobia religion that has a phobic highly negative in response to sexuality - Freud identified the libido sex drive in humans located in the id - Kense sex researcher studied habits of sexual behaviour Body Image - 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 Transsexuals - prepare to undergo sex surgery & hormone therapy Transgenders Transgenders defy malefemale cultural roles - sexual identity doesnt match the body Gender Identity & Gender Role - Gender identity is ones identification w or sense of belonging to,
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