Unlike heterosexual couples, however, they are denied the right to marriage and all the benefits that go with it. Gay marriages also provide sufficient reasons for society to promote them. They at least fulfill two of the most important reasons for marriage: the domestication of men and the provision of a reliable care giver (Rauch 22). Civilizing men is one of society's biggest problems (Rauch 22).
This would be seen as abnormal and the child would be categorize by society and peers as gay. The dad will try to protect his son an av... ... middle of paper ... ...a relentless test by which we prove to other men, to women and ultimately to ourselves, that we have successfully mastered the part. The restlessness that men feel today is nothing new in American history; we have been anxious and restless for almost two centuries. (108) Men want to prove to themselves that they are masculine because anything less is not seen as normal and nobody wants to be different that is what depicted in society. A man does not want to be seen as less of a man because he would be categorized as feminine.
However, due to conservative traditional and religious beliefs, the integration of homosexuals in society is often met with resistance. It can therefore be said that societal conservative tendencies have led to the intolerance of homosexuality therefore causing the inequality of LGBT men and women. In order to challenge normative constructions on sexuality one must first acknowledge that discrimination is still evident and continues to be a reason behind socio-political exclusion. The operations behind social policies cause oppression and isolation, and only re-thinking our approach in delivering new policies can hopefully one day meet the needs for a diverse lifestyle or in the words of Macklemore “It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!”
Some people feel that being gay is a sin or something that shouldn’t be in the world. However, there are some people that support gay people and don’t mind them being in the world. It wasn’t a person’s choice to become gay. They didn’t just wake up one morning saying “I want to be gay”. Gays also feel scared to be themselves in the world.
He learned his role and his label by looking to others to know how to be “be gay”. Gay men are portrayed as more feminine and lesbians as more masculine because society labels how a person should act when they’re attracted to a particular gender. For a homosexual man or woman in society, the archetypes are conflicting and they end up being forced to make a clean-cut choice between masculine or feminine
These traits are not only bestowed upon them by their parents, but by movies, music and government of the past and present. “For many straight men, homosexuality is a direct threat to their identities”(O’Neill 5). Since men claim they are so powerful and masculine, they shouldn’t have a problem with homosexuality. Men have this problem due to the social construction. According to many heterosexual males that I have talked to, they feel that if they hang out with a homosexual or become a homosexual themselves, they would be deceiving the morals and values bestowed upon them when they were young.
The controversy is caused because of these two different philosophical views. The integrationists want to be as normal as can be. They want to 'integrate' themselves into society. On the other hand, the liberationists cherish their gay culture with their own customs and values. The integrationists want gay marriage and the liberationists object to same sex marriage.
What can we do to stop this dilemma and make our society better? We can treat gays to stop being gay or inform society that being gay is not a choice depending on whether they chose that lifestyle or not. Social causes such as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and same-sex marriage laws contribute to homosexuals choosing to hide their real self. In the military, many homosexual soldiers are being punished for not liking the opposite sex. In Burks article, “Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Victimization in the Military” he describes the struggles service members face.
However the violation of gender ideology might have negative consequences (Striepe and Tolman, 2013). Male gender role conflict, the social construction of masculinity, and the gender social norms encourage men to suppress healthy attitudes and behaviors that are believed to be contradictory to the norm (Harris, 2008). The traditional masculinity ideology and lack of reference group identify, lack of relatedness and connection with other male, are related to lower quality romantic relationship for every male (Wade and Donis, 2007). Masculinity contributes to sexual prejudice against gay men because of the strong pressure for men to conform to traditional masculine norms (Mellinger and Levant, 2014). One way for men to earn credibility among other men is through conforming stereotypical expectations when performing masculinity (Harris 2008).
What I think about that is that I think it’s very wrong and people do not realize that being gay is very hard, and they can’t be put in their shoes to see how it is. The whole problem is that people of different aspects or view have been discriminated because of what they believe in and what they want to act in. So what I want to say is that homosexuals should have the same equal rights and the same amount of freedom as straight people because in this world it does not matter who, what you are, but it does matter how you contribute to this world and how people make it a better place.