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A History of Sexuality - ... Using the interviews they had done as evidence, this paper tackled the idea that there is some sort of underlying natural sexuality within every human being that is expressed without influence. Kennedy and Davis took the position that views “sexuality as socially constructed...created by human actors in culturally and historically conditioned ways” (Kennedy and Davis, 241). The idea behind this statement is that human sexuality is not something that individuals are simply born with, but rather, something that they develop through social interactions depending upon their culture and the viewpoints of their era....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Sexuality is Socially Constructed - ... Aside from simple gender roles, social class and race mark another division in how one is accepted based on their sexuality. Because Caucasians are the dominant group, they generally do not face as many repercussions as someone of a subordinate race, especially if they are of the upper class and affluent. To make up for their lack of social worries, however, Whites have the constant fear of losing power. As Patricia Hill Collins remarks in “Prisons for Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds: Racism, Heterosexism, and Black Sexuality,” “‘white fear of black sexuality’ has been a basic ingredient of racism,” as has “the sexual exploitation of women” (115)....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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How Bodies Relate to Sexuality - ... The UC-Santa Barbara students note that “everyone needs to use bathrooms, but only some of us have to enter into complicated political and architectural negotiations in order to use them” (Chess 189). Because of their physical limitations, some individuals require areas that are compliant with their needs, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted to ensure that all public buildings would meet such requirements. Although many buildings appear to comply with the ADA, once they are actually inspected, one realizes that it is nearly impossible for one with disabilities to maneuver these so-called handicap accessible areas....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Sexuality in Literature - Sexuality has always an issue of conflict and debate. Who controls sexuality, and is male and female sexuality really distinguishable. People have always been having sex; for reproduction and for pleasure. Even though it is a women’s and a man’s rightful claim to this intercourse women tend to feel as if sexuality is against them. This would also be contingent on the type on society one lives in. In some societies the mere topic of sex is tabooed and the subject is not confronted with clarity, meanwhile in other societies it is encouraged, praised, and advocated to speak about it openly....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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History of Sexuality - Married Love was an unprecedented book, which inadvertently redefined female sexuality. Often regarded as the precursor of sex-manuals, Married Love launched Stopes’ enormously successful career as a writer. Published in 1918, Married Love reviewed the intertwining relationship of marriage, sex and contraception, which in Stopes’ view were the fundamental components of a fulfilling and rewarding marriage. Like all discourse, Married Love is heavily embedded within a distinct historical and cultural context....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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A Review of “Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue” - Article Review #2 Introduction This article “Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue” is published in the journal Sexuality and Disability and the authors are Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire. The article provides an overview and outline on sexuality in the older adult with a chronic illness. In today’s world, according to Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire, sexuality for the older adult and the elderly is a “taboo” word, and if mentioned, fear and apprehension by the older adult and society develops....   [tags: Sexuality]
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Sexuality and Teens - Sexuality is everywhere; it bounces recklessly back and forth in the teenage subconscious. Sneaking into the little everyday tasks, In a society where sex is becoming more and more common in the media it is still considered a fairly taboo topic, especially when it comes to teens. By nature we are a very curious and inquisitive The debate continues between abstinence-plus (comprehensive) sex education and abstinence-only sex education. Whether we should promote abstinence while teaching about contraceptives, condoms, and STD’s; or if we should teach abstinence only, avoiding the topic of birth control and condoms while discussing STD’s only as the reason to abstain from sex....   [tags: Sexuality, sex education, argumentative, persuasiv] 538 words
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The Details of Human Sexuality and Society - This is a definition of from someone who has studied human sexuality”human sexuality is the way in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual beings (Rathus et al., 1993). There are many factors that help develop our sexuality, arguably one of the most important, is our actual gender. Whether, I am a male or female will likely have a major influence on the development of my individual sexuality. Furthermore, sexuality is an integral part of our personalities whether we are aware of it or not.” Ludwin Molina....   [tags: Sexuality, gender, sociology,] 1156 words
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The Road To True Sexuality - The ways in which people express their sexual identity went through a revolution in the past 30-40 years. Sometime ago it was frowned upon if a young lady talked about sex or even aroused interest about the topic. Sheltered under her parent’s wings as a girl, Lorde was not given the opportunity to explore her sexuality. Her parents molded her in their image and did not allow them much choice or room for her own growth. Society does not allow it to be socially acceptable for a young person to be allowed to express themselves through clothes, music or lifestyle as it is today....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1490 words
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Course Affects on My Views Regarding Sexuality - ... Self-awareness is a personal responsibility to God, self, and one’s mate. While I know myself well, I still discovered that I can know myself better as self evolves as one experiences seasons of life. Another concept that was thought provoking was attachment styles. One is a product of those that are influential in their lives. “Individuals transfer attachment styles and patterns acquired from parent-child relationships to peers with whom they become emotionally and sexually involved. In this sense, romantic partners come to serve as attachment figures” (Aspelmeier & Kerns, 2003; Collins et....   [tags: Human Sexuality]
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Human Sexuality:From Birth or Developed - Human Sexuality: From Birth or Developed Abstract In the beginning God created Adam and then Eve from Adam’s rib. According to God’s word and plan women were created for men. In Genesis 2:20-22 it states but for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sexuality - ... When a child is forced or coerced into sexual relations, not only is their present, their childhood, taken from them but their future is also affected. The effects of CSA are varied and depend on the age at onset of abuse, use of physical force, level of physical force, relationship to perpetrator, number of perpetrators, if penetration occurred and how long the abuse occurred for. (Feiring 2009, Lemieux 2008, Testa 2005) The effects of CSA are varied and many, a few examples are: self-mutilation, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, stigmatization, dissociation, substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders and many other disorders stemming from CSA....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault] 977 words
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Asserting Your Independence by Testing The Boundaries of Sexuality in "The Storm" - caught in their own individual marital obligations to people other than themselves. The passion they have for each other, though, overtakes any kind of desire to stay committed to their spouses with minimal regrets as the story progresses. A great majority of the narrative in the “The Storm” implies that testing ones boundaries in human sexuality is one of the more passionate forms of asserting one’s own independence. This approach greatly contradicts the opposing beliefs of traditional cultures that have an extreme disapproval of any kind of experimentation or heavy passion outside of one’s own marriage....   [tags: The Storm, sexuality, Kate Chopin,] 983 words
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We Are All Equal in Canada, No Matter our Sexuality -           Gay, lesbian, heterosexual, homosexual, transgender, means we should all be treated equally. We are all humans of the same race and deserve a right to freedom. Which means we should be able to choose who we want to marry. Love is a powerful word and as well as marriage,. They both contradict eachother. Some say if you are in love you do not need to be legally married to show it. Others may say opposite. But the questions that many ask is should same sex marriges be aloud in Canada. My answer to this question is yes....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1150 words
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The Role of Sexuality in Our Lives - The Role of Sexuality in Our Lives The word “sexuality” has been looked upon as taboo and for centuries many of us grow up being taught how this part of our lives shouldn't be expressed openly. We all experience the feeling as humans, we share this characteristic. Some of us are taught not to express any feeling that has to do with our inner wants when it comes to this topic. It could make us more loving or even at times some incidents can ruin our lives. Even though we are under educated in this area, it's natural and healthy because sexuality is part of emotional fulfillment and we all have different needs to feel loved....   [tags: Sexuality Sex Educational] 1180 words
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Readings on Sexuality and Racism - Readings on Sexuality As I begun to read chapter four I thought that it would be one of the most interesting and informative for me. The further I got in to the reading I realized I couldn’t relate too much of what was said. The first concept I chose was a basic for the chapter, sexuality is not instinctive but learned from our families, our peers, sex education in school, popular culture, negotiations with partners, and listening to our own bodies. I have never thought about my sexuality in that way....   [tags: Sexuality Sex Racism Racist Essays] 1454 words
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Religion, Sexuality, and Identity in the New South - Religion, Sexuality, and Identity in the New South A long line forms at Our Way Café in Decatur, Georgia as customers are anxious to buy a plate heaping with traditional Southern food. If one were to observe the employees and those in line, one might notice that a diverse group patronizes this restaurant. There are men in business suits, men in gas station jump suits, women with huge diamond earrings, and women in sweats. Blacks, whites, young, old, Hispanics, and many gays eat and work at Our Way Café....   [tags: Religion Sexuality identity Essays] 4222 words
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The Psychology of Human Sexuality in The Bird Cage - The Psychology of Human Sexuality in The Bird Cage The Bird Cage, Starring Nathan Lane and Robbin Williams is a film that explores societies views of homosexuals through the medium of humor. By creating outrageously stereotyped homosexual men, the director, Mike Nichols creates an awareness in his viewers of the biases and stereotypes that they hold . The two gay male leads, Albert and Armand are owners of a nightclub in South Beach Florida. Armand (played by Robin Williams) is in a long-term relationship with Albert (played by Nathan Lane)....   [tags: The Bird Cage Sexuality Movies Film Essays] 1239 words
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Countee Cullen: The Poetic’s Struggle within Race and Sexuality - Countee Cullen's poetry illustrates a man who is torn between being born in the African American world, his career as a raceless poetic and dealing with his sexuality during the Harlem Renaissance period. Five of the seven volumes of poetry that bears Cullen's name have, in their titles, a basis for racial themes that comes out in the poetry itself. Five of the seven volumes of poetry that bears Cullen's name have, in their titles, a basis for racial themes that comes out in the poetry itself. For example the poems; “In Color”, “Tableau,” “The Shroud of Color,” “Fruit of the Flower,” “For a Poet,” and “Spring Reminiscence” is classified as gay poems....   [tags: Countee Cullen, poetry, race, sexuality, homosexua] 559 words
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Female Exploitation of Sexuality - What kind of entertainment do you enjoy. Movies, reading, shopping are just some of the many things people enjoy as a form of Entertainment. Entertainment industry is one of the largest industries in America. The Entertainment industry is booming right now, people are spending a large portion of money going out and having a good time. From Broadway to the televisions in the supermarket, humans are constantly looking for a way to be satisfied from the boredom of everyday life. One form of entertainment is adult entertainment featuring women in controversial situations and positions....   [tags: Magazines Sexuality Self Image] 1266 words
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Sexuality in Advertising - Sex is everywhere you turn. Victoria’s Secret is notorious for their ads that plaster billboards and the sides of buildings, featuring scantily-clad women suggesting an obvious sexual air. The bags you receive at Abercrombie feature half-dressed models, often two of which may be kissing or touching one another. These sexual images are far too present in the every day lives of young children, much younger than what used to be acceptable. Aside from this moral questionability, ads such as these often contain images of unrealistic body types, which exploit insecurity to make consumers use their product, the result of which can be dangerous to mental and physical health....   [tags: Advertising, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gender and Sexuality - Gender has been around throughout history; however, within recent years, gender has separated itself from the traditional view of sex, e.i., male or female, and has become centered on ones masculinity or femininity. Of course gender is more than just ones masculinity or femininity, gender has become a way for one to describe, he or she, in a way in which they are different from everyone else. Gender has turned into a sense of identity, a way for one to feel different and fulfilled among all of those around them....   [tags: Gender Roles, argumentative, persuasive] 1230 words
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Female Sexuality - Often in literature, there is a certain motivation to control through a female’s sexuality. These desires are used to drive a woman’s sense of power over a man to dominate, manipulate, and destroy. Others are eaten alive by the control it takes over them. Some become dependant on sex and do not know how to interact with men without giving themselves up. The novels East of Eden and The Color Purple, play A Streetcar Named Desire and the short story “Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” all demonstrate characters that are affected by the incentive....   [tags: Character Analysis , argumentative, persuasive]
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Female Sexuality - ... (Stocker, 212)” Mina is the only female had the happy ending, which she survived from the curse of Dracula and got a baby with her true love Jonathan. I believe it’s her purity saved her life. It’s also what Stoker wants us to notice, the preciousness of virginity. So he sets up Mina to be the model of good woman. Lucy is the most dramatic one. She has three guys love her, which are Seward, Quincey Morris and her husband Arthur Holmwood. She enjoys to be loved by them, when she had proposals from each of them; she thought “I feel so miserable, though I am so happy (Stoker, 65).” She even wants all three of them to be with her, saying “Why can’t they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble....   [tags: Literary Themes, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gender and Sexuality - ... One does not need to be tough to show masculinity neither does one need to be weak to bring out her feelings. However, society changes when the men in the society gradually developed more female traits and get involved in the family matters. The role that impacts the family the most is the role of the men. The media plays a huge role in shaping the role of what a father is. Once the father used to be a bread-winner, now the roles can switch and the mother can go out to work and the father can stay with the children....   [tags: Sociology, Gender Roles, Stereotypes ] 2683 words
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Gender Issues and Sexuality in Marge Piercy's "Sex Wars" - Sex Wars; a title provocative enough to garner not only a second look when encountered on an overcrowded bookshelf, but undoubtedly a perfunctory lift from the shelf and a superficial perusal. If you do delve deeper into the novel by Marge Piercy you come to see that Sex alludes to gender and the relationship between men and women; not just the act. War denotes power, agency; a struggle to gain it, fought in our own cities not on some far off shores. It isn't peculiar that Marge Piercy would devote over four hundred pages to such a struggle....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Sex Wars, sexuality, gender, ] 799 words
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Sex Sells, But At What Cost: American Apparel - ... One advertisement in particular is for tights where a woman is shown with her legs spread wide open but her body is cut off at the stomach so the end result is a close up of the woman’s crotch. Another version of an advertisement for American Apparel tights features a woman topless, wearing only the tights, contorting her body into an overly sexual position. Online strategist for the company Ryan Holiday states that “there's shock value to these ads – that's what our advertising strategy is about” (Chauduri)....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Androgyny With a Chest to Bare - ... While normally a shot of a topless male is no problem on the newsstand the introduction of an androgynous body changes the game in both the realms of gender and sexuality. Sexuality takes part of this magazine cover through the suggestive manner in which Pejic holds his body. The most obvious representation of sexuality in Dossier Journal’s cover is the topless-ness of the model. Pejic appears to be in the middle of disrobing. Rather than just having the shirt on while he sits it is falling from his bare shoulders....   [tags: Sexuality]
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The Impact of Sex in the Media on Society - ... For more ratings as well as more money, media executives are showcasing more obscenity and indecency than ever before and is having negative effects on teens. The media is oversaturated with sex and delivers the wrong message to the younger audience observing it, who spend about 3 hours of everyday glued to the television (Friedman). How a teen is effected by it can vary. Due to the effects of sexuality in the media, more teens are open to sexual acts and at a younger age now. Adolescents are now open to "hook-ups" or friends-with-benefits, where they have "casual sexual encounters at parties and clubs between youngsters who are not emotionally involved with one another" which are influenced by new techology and take away the "first date" which would help put safe sex into the teens minds (Friedman)....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Premature Ejaculation - ... Having premature ejaculation will make some couple cannot have a wonderful sex, so for those man that having this kind of problems should take an action to give the true happiness to their couples. Men can come up with a solution to this problem by taking some medicine and trusted pills such as DuraMale, Prejac and Enlast (“Premature ejaculation pill review”, n.d, para. 3). But on top of all it must be understood on how the pill works, what side effects it treats and if something worked for your friend....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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The Body - ... When in reality, the phenomenon of rape requires an irreducible multiplicity that is central to its understanding. There is no universal meaning to the phenomenon of rape whatsoever contrary to what many people think, rather rape has gendered meanings and sexual meanings, and is experienced by “an embodied, situated, moving, sexed object” (Cahill 112). The mechanics of the rape, the actual sex act, is built into how we experience ourselves as women as individuals in a world dominated by men....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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The Diary of Anaïs Nin - ... Dissecting her feelings, Anaïs comes to the conclusion that “the love between women is a refuge and an escape into harmony and narcissism” (41). In short, Anaïs loves June “because she is the woman [Anaïs] would like to be” (41). However, by the following year, long after June’s departure from Paris, Anaïs recognizes that she is “becoming June” (174). Like June, Anaïs wants to “live only for ecstasy … sexuality which bursts the thermometers” (174). In effect, Anaïs has absorbed the essence of June, fleshing out the self who is dream and fantasy, erotic and sensual....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Sacred Sexuality - Sacred Sexuality Historically, sex and spirituality have been two things that have not been received well in the same sentence. While some ancient religions did include sexuality in their own rites, others sought to control sexuality, either by suppressing it or by severely limiting its expression. Most of the dominant religions in the world today are preaching the suppression of the sexual urge or the channeling of that urge into socially acceptable forms. For example, Roman Catholics used to be very sexually explicit and open people....   [tags: Papers] 1303 words
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Sexuality and Television - Sexuality and Television After viewing only a few hours of television I asked myself, “How is it that people can spend as many as 20 hours watching television per week?” A whole day wasted, and what has come out of it. More garbage that will further distort any real comprehension held about what it means to be a male or a female. What it means to be male or female in the American culture cannot be defined with simple words, but yet can be easily distorted when viewing any commercial on television....   [tags: Papers] 1027 words
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Gender and Sexuality - Gender and Sexuality Males and females are classed differently from the moment they are pronounced boy or girl. Gender determines the differences in power and control in which men and women have over the socioeconomic determinants of their health, lives and status in their community. Our society moulds how men and women should and should not behave and can be observed in all parts of our society. As a result of these Gender stereotypes men and women have issues which affect their health which are unique to each gender....   [tags: Sex Female Male Socialization Essays]
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Sexuality in the Elderly - Sexuality in the Elderly: Sexual Dysfunction and Ways of Coping Over the last century, the life expectancy of the elderly has increased. This means that the largest growing population right now, in the United States, is persons over the age of 65 (Sex Tips for Older Adults, 2000). With this in mind, it would be helpful to talk about the personal aspects or as I like to call it, "sex lives" of the elderly. When people in our society think of the elderly, they almost never think of this population having sex or good sex for that matter....   [tags: Psychology] 855 words
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The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality - According to Johnny Weir, “Masculinity is what you believe it to be... [it is] all by perception, [I believe] masculinity and femininity is something that is very old-fashioned... [there is a] whole new generation of people who aren’t defined by their race or their sex or who they like to sleep with.” This statement exemplifies the definition of gender as a concept; gender is the expectations of a sex according to the culture of society. Sexuality, within this definition of gender, reflects society’s expectations, which are created in relation to the opposite sex....   [tags: Gender, argumentative, persuasive]
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Gender and Sexuality in Culture - ... They dress, talk and act in the stereotypical ways women are portrayed. The women are created through men’s eyes and therefore ladies in prison reflect the nature of sexism as it exists in America (Coggeshall, 250). Lassiter writes about Margaret Mead’s study on gender and sexuality roles in American versus gender and sexuality in other societies. Mead says there are definite lines drawn for the roles of gender and sexuality in the American culture, whereas other cultures don’t have such boundaries....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Role of Sexuality in Turn of the Screw - Henry James's Turn of the Screw was written in a time when open sexuality was looked down upon. On the surface, the story is simply about a governess taking care of two children who are haunted by two ghosts. However, the subtext of the story is about the governess focusing on the children's innocence, and the governess trying to find her own sexual identity. Priscilla L. Walton wrote a gender criticism themed essay about the Turn of the Screw, which retells certain parts of the story and touches on the significance they provide for the sexually explicit theme....   [tags: Henry James, argumentative, persuasive] 845 words
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Reconciling Sexuality with Spirituality - At first perusal, Anne Bradstreet’s writing adheres to a very Puritan sensibility: she argues that women, though they are worthy individuals, are naturally inferior to men and that earthly treasures are mere distractions from heavenly eternity. But, woven beneath the surface of her poems is the subtle revelation of her sexuality. Bradstreet eroticizes the complex relationship between nature, religion, her husband and herself, seemingly contradicting her religion, but by contextualizing the sexuality in religious terms, she shows that sexuality can be reconciled with spirituality....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, argumentative, persuasive] 1715 words
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How Sexuality is Socially Constructed - ... The field of science has long supported the notion that the egg is like “‘a dormant bride awaiting her mate’s magic kiss, which installs the spirit that brings her to life’” (Martin 250). This biased belief, however, has been combated by modern research that proves more open to alternative systems. It has recently been discovered that the egg’s surface is “designed to trap the sperm and prevent their escape… [which] suggests the almost heretical view that sperm and egg are mutually active partners” (Martin 251-52)....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Sexuality in the New Arcadia - ... The narrator shows sympathy with Philoclea, yet is oddly noncommittal about the advantages of Philoclea's innocence. The narrator made sure the reader understood that the contrast among Philoclea and other individuals who set out to encounter "goodness" in the world but more often than not end discovering evil. There is evidence of allusive language suggesting the underlying comparison is among sexually inexperienced and sexually experienced women. Individuals who are sexually experience are considered by others of their exploration of life to become carnal and also these individuals who exercise of their wills/sexual organs rarely embrace virtue....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Sexuality of Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso is generally considered one of the best and most influential artists of the modernist era and perhaps of all time. His personal life was anything but stable, marked by a vast sex drive that caused him to have multiple wives and mistresses, constantly searching for new women as he lost interest with his former lovers. This womanizing aspect of his personality and the tumultuous times in his life resulting from it had a great effect on his art. A large number of his works have a sexual component to them, such as nudity, phallic and vaginal imagery, and depictions of sexual acts....   [tags: Biography]
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Modernism - Rebellion and Sexuality - Michael Levenson said in The Cambridge Companion to Modernism that Modernism fiction was “involved in the radical modern departure, across all of the arts, from representational verisimilitudei”. It was stylistically and thematically focused on rebellion against the way art was presented in the past and what its main focus was. D. H. Lawrence was from a working class background and was always conscious of his status as an outsider because of his class. In his writing he focused on the idea of transgressing modern class systems in the search of new experiences....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2048 words
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Sexuality - ... nurture, your sex is nature, but the way you are raised to be like one is nurture. A medical accident that a 7-month baby experience when accidentally burns off a penis of the boy. The doctor recommend a sex-change-operation, the parents changed their little boy to a little girl. The know new girl behaved as a girl and followed her mother steps, but later on during her adolescent she felt she was trapped and then her parents told her about her accident at 7 months of age. Then later on she changed back to he....   [tags: Gender Roles, Sex] 966 words
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Society and Sexuality in Waiting for the Barbarians and The History of Sexuality - Society and Sexuality in Waiting for the Barbarians, and The History of Sexuality   Within our modern minds reside two very different ways in which we deal with the subject of sexuality. The conceptual framework of modern society, to some extent, has developed out of past notions about the body. We can see that springing from our historical roots, issues concerning sexuality have been dealt with through mutual feelings of desire and disgust. The relationship between these two opposed feelings arises from a dual sense of our awareness of our sexuality....   [tags: Waiting for the Barbarians Essays]
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Feminine Sexuality in The Storm - Kate Chopin's short story 'The Storm'; describes an encounter of infidelity between two lovers during a brief thunderstorm. The story alludes to the controversial topic of women's sexuality and passion, which during Chopin's time no one spoke about much less wrote about. So controversial was 'The Storm,'; that it was not published until after her death in eighteen ninety-nine. The story is broken up into five sections, each filled with small clues and hints that reflect her message. In short, Kate Chopin's 'The Storm'; is about a confirmation of feminine sexuality and passion and a rejection of the suppression of it by society....   [tags: Kate Chopin] 710 words
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Gender and Sexuality in The Piano - Gender and Sexuality in The Piano The Piano examines the construction of sexuality in nineteenth century colonial New Zealand within the discourses of power that shaped this era. Different discourses of gender and race and their interactions are presented in order to support a narrative critique of the European patriarchal ideology as dominant social structure.     In the opening sequence of the film, the viewer is immediately presented with an image of marriage as entirely contractual: "Today he married me to a man I've not yet met." The protagonist, although she has already been established as strong-willed and non-conforming, is accepting but not altogether optimistic about the arrangement....   [tags: Piano Essays]
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The Meaning of Sexuality in Today's Society - The Meaning of Sexuality in Today's Society In today’s society things are being expressed and experienced at younger ages, than ever before in our time. Children and teenagers are discovering their sexuality at very early ages. Sexuality is the discovering of who you are and what makes you different from everybody else. Basically, discovering and accepting your sexuality is the gateway to adulthood.. Sexuality is the most profound meeting place of nature and culture. (Bordo 1) Sexuality permits us to be honest with ourselves and the people around us....   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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