Negative Essay: Is Homosexuality An Option?

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Is Homosexuality an option? Are we born to be automatically attracted to the opposite sex, or does society force it? How could one government declare itself democratic if they don’t allow homosexual couples? In the middle of all the attention, it is critical to understand how these individuals feel. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 and 25% of them were reported to be homosexuals. The reason these numbers are so high could be because of how ignorant and uneducated people are about the subject. It could be easily inferred that homos chose their sexual orientation, however, that isn’t always the case. Even though one could choose to be homo, due to relationship failure or other reasons, others could be…show more content…
Even though it is against nature, some individuals are born with complete desire to same sex. Abraham Verghese in his article A fresh look at homosexuality said, “While welcoming and agreeing with a positive perception of homosexuality, it is difficult to accept the position that homosexuality is a normal psychosexual development. A normal variant cannot be considered completely normal. It is, in fact, an aberration in the psychosexual development, caused by genetic and psychosocial factors for which the person is not responsible. There are research findings, which suggest that there are structural differences in the brains of people with homosexual orientation.”(qdt pg 1) This quote proves the claim of having a different biological format for homosexuals from any normal heterosexual. These cases are completely helpless and have nothing to do with being homosexuals; it is a natural stimulus that they were born with. Therefore in such cases, it is critical to understand that they have no control over their unnatural…show more content…
There are multiple reasons as of why they do so. For example, failure in multiple heterosexual relationships that led to change in sexual orientation. This is something that happens to all of us; we try something, we don’t like it and we stay away from it or look for an alternative. After going through so many tough relationships, they decide to look for their luck with another gender. It is often reported by women that men aren’t treating them right, but other women do because they have very similar emotions. Another reason could be the desire for more attention. Some people need excessive attention and get it by behaving inappropriately or differently from everybody else. Homosexuals do receive a great deal of attention from social media, televisions, and surrounding individuals. It’s really hard to miss out on an opportunity for so much attention even if it means changing your whole life style. Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D describes this by saying “Although dispassionate scientific research on whether homosexuality should be viewed as an illness was largely absent from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine during the first half of the twentieth century, some researchers remained unconvinced that all homosexual individuals were mentally ill or socially misfit. Berube (1990) reported the results of previously unpublished studies conducted by military physicians and researchers
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