This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of homosexual rights oppose homosexuals on this one issue. This is because there is a lot of misunderstanding about what homosexuality really is, as well as the erroneous assumption that homosexual people enjoy the same civil rights protections as everyone else. For the reasons of ending social injustice, the economic and social benefits of allowing homosexuals to marry, and the constitution, homosexual marriages should be a legalized institution. Homosexuals are often treated unjustly socially. Homosexual people and couples are treated as inferior to that of heterosexuals.
But when it comes to seeking mainstream social acceptance, we can be seen as the worst in sexual perversion: "They'll do it with anyone...how shameful!". There are many theories and opinions on bisexuals, some I agree with, others do not fit my definition of being bisexual. The important thing is that bisexuality is real, it's not a "transition period" to being gay, a homosexual in denial, or a person who just can't make up their mind. Being bisexual is a huge part of my identity, something that no one can take away from me. I cannot imagine not liking both sexes in just the same way that completely straight people can't imagine being attracted to someone of the same sex.
However, these ‘positive’ microaggressions are not seen as a blessing in the slightest. Lesbians and Bisexual women have found their sexuality to be the peak of male fantasy, rather than a respected sexual orientation. Nadal (2013) continued his studies on microaggressions by collaborating with Buzzfeed and asking gay and bisexual women about the common ones they experienced. Among these were the following: ‘that’s totally cool with me, if I can watch’, ‘who’s the man in the relationship?’ and ‘have you ever had real sex?’. These microaggressions are based on the over sexualization of these two groups, and the idea that one individual in the relationship must take the role of a male in order for it to work.
One of the main reasons why people tend to be prejudice against gay, lesbian, and bisexual are based on inaccurate stereotypes and lack of information that is provided by society. Society portrays sexual minorities as sick, perverted, or nonexistent. There are quite a few people who are not aware that they may know healthy gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. Many people, fearing they might be gay, lesbian, and bisexual, prefer to attack individual who are as a way of avoiding self-identification. People tend to link homosexuality and bisexuality with sexual behavior.
The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very controversial is when gay people marry each other.
Ambisexual is simply liking sex with the partner(s); gender being irrelevant. One author wrote, “The tendency to define a person as homosexual, regardless of the amount of heterosexual experience that person has, is an attempt by people to divide the world into two groups – one’s own group, which is pure, and another group, which viewed negatively, inferior, and to keep one’s own group pure (Elliot 42). Some recent studies use three dimensions of behavior, identity, or desire in order to classify people’s sexual orientation. Science is dismantling the notation that homosexuality is either a lifestyle choice or a mental illness. Opponents of homosexuality usually reject any biological explanation, saying homosexuality is a learned behavior and, regardless of why it was learned, is a freely chosen behavior that can and should be changed by therapy.
Like other forms of prejudice, this discrimination is based on a hostile attitude toward a specific group and in this case minority. The current strides in the controversy of the legalization of the same sex marriage is a prime example of this discrimination. Sexual orientation prejudice has damaged the reputation and wellbeing of these individuals, and therefor overstepped the boundary between discrimination and downright hatred. Research has determined that the majority of stable homosexual adult couples are in committed and long lasting relationships. Assumptions have been made that homosexuals base their sexual preference just on the pleasure of sex, and sometimes are misconstrued as perverts because of this.
Those persons who hold traditional gender-role stereotypes have more negative feelings about homosexuality than others (Crooks & Baur, 2013). Another element involved in homophobia and hate crimes may be an attempt to deny or suppress homosexual feelings in oneself (Crooks & Baur, 2013). In a current study done by Blashill and Powlishta they sought out to examine factors that are involved in the negative reactions to gay males. Results indicated significant main effects for gender role and sexual orientation, indicating that males who display femininity, regardless of sexual orientation, are typically viewed negatively (Blashill & Powlishta, 2009). In addition, gay targets are evaluated negatively even in the absence of information about gender role characteristics (Blashill & Powlishta, 2009).
Sexual identity can be defined as what gender(s) a person is romantically, and sexually attracted to. Cultural influence emerges from the idea that people are one or the other, gay or straight. However, people neglect to account for the impact of heteronormativity on individuals in a society. Heteronormativity assumes that heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation, or at least the most normal. The normalization of heterosexuality forces coercive archetypes onto all sexual identities.
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