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A History of Sexuality

- Unlike sex, the history of sexuality is dependant upon society and limited by its language in order to be defined and understood. In his paper which is called Is There A History of Sexuality, Halperin drew a distinction between the topics of sexuality and of sex. He claimed that the two concepts are separate ideas. In Halperin's view, sex is a natural function that has not changed in many years, if ever at all. He says that sex “is a natural fact, grounded in the functioning of the body, and as such, it lies outside of history and culture” (Halperin 416)....   [tags: Sexuality ]

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How Bodies Relate to Sexuality

- When thinking of sexuality, hetero- and homosexuality are the first concepts that come to mind. Rather than considering the number of emotional and physical attachments that are also involved, it is a common belief that one's sexuality consists only of their sexual desires. Because society has put the homosexual umbrella over any individual who does not claim to be heterosexual, many people are unaware of the diverse lifestyles that are a part of a melting pot culture. As a result, it is oftentimes a subconscious act to make assumptions about these sub-sexualities....   [tags: Sexuality ]

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The Portrayal of Sexuality in the Media

- The media is a large part of our everyday lives; everywhere we go we can find a source of media. It influences our thoughts, feelings and behaviours every day as it is a huge influence in today’s society. Society heavily relies on the media to show them what is in the norm and what is going on in the world. The media also serves as another way to display the normative of the society. Sexuality is a big part in the media and what is appropriate sexuality. The media negatively affects the people who do not fit society’s ideal normative....   [tags: classification of 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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Gender and Sexuality

- What does it take to be a man or a woman. Our sense organs alone do not determine whether we are men or women. Our gender includes a multifaceted combination of beliefs, behaviors, and characteristics. How do we act, behave, and talk like a man or a woman. Each one of us has a sex, a gender, and a gender identity that are all aspects of our sexuality. These aspects describe who we are, in different personalities and attributes but related. Society’s categories for what is masculine and feminine may not capture how we truly feel, how we behave, or how we define ourselves....   [tags: Sexuality, masculinity, gender]

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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,]

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The Repressive Theory Of Sexuality

- ... In the 13th century the church held the latter council, modifying sacraments and creating confession. The fourth latter council also obliged Catholics to make yearly confession, established for both men and women. Through confession men and women were able to speak about their sins, including their sexual desires. The individuals who choose to confess would also allow the priest to see the spiritual struggles one faced. The council of Trent soon came after, reforming the churches’ beliefs, and ultimately creating penance as a new format of analysis of one’s soul....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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An Anthropological Look At Human Sexuality

- In the article “An Anthropological Look at Human Sexuality” the authors, Patrick Gray and Linda Wolfe speak about how societies look at human sexuality. The core concept of anthology is the idea of culture, the systems of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors people acquire as a member of society. The authors give an in depth analysis on how human sexuality is looked at in all different situations. When human infants are born, he or she has no idea about what exists in the world. Its only by interacting with other people that a child learns what reality consists of and how he or she should behave....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Adult Sexuality : The Sexualization Of Women And Girls

- ... According to the American Psychological Association Task Force (APA), healthy sexuality is something that develops naturally in most people that have not suffered any kind of traumatic sexual event. Healthy sexuality includes affection, a relationship and/or companionship, respect, and healthy intimacy between consenting people (APA 1). Sexualization, on the other hand, is something that is forced upon a person. The APA defines sexualization as a condition that occurs when one of these four conditions occur: 1.) ﰀ A person’s value comes only from his or her sexual appeal or behavior, to the exclusion of other characteristics; 2.) A person is held to a standard that equates physical attra...   [tags: Woman, Female, Sexuality, Human 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]

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Human Sexuality And Sexual Relationships

- Today I was excited to begin this course. I knew some of the things I thought I knew about human sexuality would be enhanced or challenged during this class. In the beginning of class we did our first activity, which consisted with different groups coming up with their definition of human sexuality. I have always viewed human sexuality as what you view your gender as, who you are sexual attracted to, and what you view your sexual orientation as. This activity enlighten me by showing me that there can be many definitions of human sexuality....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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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]

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Female Sexuality 101 : Women

- ... The male is not necessarily deliberately deceiving the female, though he is doing what it takes to satisfy his labido, which is typically stronger then his moral compass at this stage. The young male who is seeking sex is in a race to win and the finish line is having sex and achieving orgasm. Once this release is achieved they have biologically achieved their goal and satisfied their libido. They don’t need to keep running since they are at the finish line. Once this goal is achieved the enthusiasm for the woman is also released....   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Sexuality in Falling Nuts

- The narrator must desire to learn more about his growing sexuality to become aware of it. The narrator begins his story as a child who has learned all that he can in the home and must now go out to learn more about himself. His caretakers have given him knowledge that they have amassed over the years and now the narrator must go out into the world and learn about his sexuality himself. Wordsworth notes “When forth I sallied from our cottage-door,/And with a wallet oér my shoulder slung” (2-3). He wants to leave the home and learn things on his own....   [tags: sexuality, self-discovery, happiness]

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Exploring Sexuality And Sexual Behaviors

- ... Dominick resents the assumptions and stereotypes against the LGBTQ+ community, and sees sexual identity as a sociopolitical statement, not just a label. Sara talked about assumptions made of straight people, such as straight people not understanding the lifestyles of LGBTQ+ individuals. This upsets Sara, as she has taken the time to do research on the LGBTQ+ community, and has many friends and family who are part of that community that she advocates for. Phase 3: Deepening Commitment The third phase in this model is deepening/commitment....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Human sexuality, Bisexuality]

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Teenage Sexuality And Media Practice

- Arielle Massiah SW 7300 Sunday, March 29, 2015 Article Critique Teenage Sexuality and Media Practice: Factoring in the Influences of Family, Friends, and School Jeanne Rogge Steele   Literature Review and Theoretical/ Conceptual Framework The social problem that the research addresses is the outrageously high rate of unprotected teenage sexual engagement and encounters. The problem was made apparent due to a survey that disclosed that not only had “three quarters of the 2,439 participants engage in sexual intercourse by their senior year, half of the participants reported that they did not use condoms and one third of the population failed to allocate the use of birth control at...   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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Sexual Normality Is Not Necessary Or Sufficient For Sexuality

- Sexual normality implies the innate amalgamation of one’s sexual drive, or libido, with a predetermined sexual goal, i.e., copulation. This ossified concept of normality produces a fragmentary view of sexual theory. Therefore, normality is not necessary or sufficient for sexuality; human sexuality is individual, not universal. An innate association of sexual drive with a specific sexual goal is incompatible with a comprehensive examination of human sexuality. As mentioned above, sexual normality is ossified....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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What Is God 's View Of Sexuality

- ... From courtship to marriage and beyond, I compared and contrasted each concept to what the Bible had to say about it, literally. I now recognize that I was reading and the Bible under a dim light. My knowledge collides with today’s culture and the sexual revolution, it was merely superficial and literal not taking in account the sexual revolution that is making sex and relationships evolve to different levels. The insight I gained during this course reflect the importance of increasing my knowledge and updating my faith....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Course Affects on My Views Regarding Sexuality

- Overall, I found the course to be freeing, liberating and challenging. I have what many think to be an unorthodox view regarding sexuality and the way that the physical union between husband and wife reflects our relationship with God. It was freeing to be confirmed in my open exploration and beliefs. It was liberating to apply areas of Penner’s readings to my marriage. It is good to introduce freshness to a marriage along the way and even more so as the years go by. I am challenged to new levels and depths of biblical thinking regarding sex and sexuality....   [tags: Human Sexuality]

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Serial Sexuality Vs. Genuine Love

- ... Pascal Bontizer, a French critic, called this occurrence “the disappearance of the disappearance of Anna”. The double disappearance creates unsolved questions and everyone has already distracted themselves. It is almost as all of these rich young adults are on the brink of disappearance. The double disappearance strikingly conveys the existentialist theme played out in the film. The characters feed into the stereotype that rich people are selfish. The people in this world do not sincerely care about one another, making the people in their lives immensely interchangeable....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Defining Identities Impact Female Sexuality

- ... Thus, the society expectation trend to splitting, meaning it goes to opposite direction. An interesting phenomenon appears that some girls in their twenties trend to have sexuality just because they want to be “different”, they want to claim they are not one of those traditional girls. Having sex with men, breaking the rules, going against traditions are their way to claim. Jayanthi, for example, a “bad” girl who spent years hooking up and having crazy stories. Having a sexuality life-style like that seems to make Jayanthi feel stronger, however, she “lose track of her identity and things that mattered to her”(Bell 32)....   [tags: Female, Woman, Human sexuality, Want]

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The Film Kinsey 's Human Sexuality

- ... Prior to that the University where he was teaching did not have a legitimate sex education course. Before Professor Kinsey taught the sex education course we were given a brief look at what was considered to be a sex education course. This part really disturbed me because the person who was teaching the course was not providing the students with any real medical information. They were just basically saying don’t have sex and the students were shown pictures of what STDs could look like on a person....   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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Human Sexuality: God Created Woman for Man

- 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. Marriage is designed to be sacred between men and women....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sexuality And Discussing Manners Requiring Sexual Language

- ... It seems as if the upbringing in each individual’s family make a difference on comfort levels with sexual topics in general when speaking to parents. My parent’s upbringing affected how I would form attitudes about sexuality. They were each raised in families in large Catholic families. My dad is one of 18 children and my mom one of 11 children. Like the Hebrews in the Old Testament where procreation was important (Crooks & Bauer, 2014), my grandparents were of the generation where sex was solely for the purpose of procreation....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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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,]

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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]

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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]

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A Review of Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue

- 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 in Older Adult Population]

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Prostitution, Premature Ejaculation, and Abortion: Sexuality in America

- Introduction The reason I am writing this paper is to share the information I attained about human sexuality by learning about sexuality in a college setting and by exploring my sexuality through personal experiences. I do not consider myself to have experienced much exposure to sexual behavior but I do have a cultural bias to what I consider a heavy amount of exposure because the North American culture is considered more promiscuous and sexually active than other cultures. In order to further understand my experiences one must acknowledge the cultural background, which constructs my opinions towards sex, sexuality, and gender role....   [tags: sex, sexuality, gender roles, sexual identificaito]

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Women 's Sexuality Being A Taboo Subject

- ... There is no room for analyzing because the actions of women will be compared to those committed by men. Women are then misrepresented and there is no direct measure associated with their behaviors and actions making it unlikely to form a hypothesis on women’s behavior. Such as in early psychology studies in the US, most participants were elder, white males which misrepresented our population. We learned in chapter 12 that the double standard is the evaluation of male and female behavior according to different standards, more conservative, restricted attitudes towards female sexuality (Ch....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Human sexuality]

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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]

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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]

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Sex, Sexuality, Class And Roles Of The 19th Century By Charles E. Rosenberg

- ... Rosenberg also argues that masturbation was the vice of all vices—the most secret, the most vile. Elizabeth Blackwell, a British-born physician and the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, believed that both females and males, but especially males, should remain celibate until the age of 25 when physicians knew for sure puberty was over. Thus, it was difficult for people to completely abstain from sexual activity and behaviors, for if they could not sexually please themselves with a partner, they were driven to do it themselves. Women were affected more by the evil of masturbation than of excessive sexual engagement....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, Gender, Sex]

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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]

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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]

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The Importance of Sexuality in Ken Kesey´s Novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest

- The importance of sexuality is one of the most odd and misconceived elements of Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Instead of a war between races and genders, this novel is about the complication of living in a prevailing democracy where one party has ultimate control over the other. The novel includes a democracy where one must be willing to live as a slave or a defender, one must be willing to have it all or have absolutely nothing, and every patient has very little control over that choice....   [tags: racist, sexist, sexuality, Nurse Ratched]

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Sexuality in the Military

- When the word homosexual is brought up it usually gets the attention of many. Gays have usually been considered physically unfit to fight in the military because of their feminine reputations. In reality, homosexuals have the same burning passion to fight for their country as heterosexuals do and should be able to while being open about their sexuality. Moreover, gay troops today do not earn the same right and protections as do their straight colleagues (O’Keefe). The people of this country may claim land of the free, but in reality the term free does not apply to everyone....   [tags: homosexuals in the barracks]

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The Right to Sexuality

- Imagine if you were mistreated, abused or even murdered by your government and its people, purely due to the fact that your sexual orientation is not considered normal. Gay and transgender people are denied many of the basic liberties that we take for granted. In many countries across the world this is the plight of homosexual and transgender people, as they struggle for their Right to Sexuality. The Right to Sexuality is expressed as, “Every woman, man, youth and child has the human right to freedom of sexual orientation....   [tags: netherlands, gay, transgender]

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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, morality]

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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]

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Destroyed by Sexuality

- In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, women are oversexualized, and are given no role other than to be the item of a man’s desire. The promiscuity of the only two women in the play, Gertrude and Ophelia, detracts from their power and integrity, and allows Hamlet a certain amount of control over them. Gertrude’s sexual lifestyle is often mentioned by her son, Hamlet, and Hamlet uses his knowledge of Gertrude’s sexuality as a means to criticize her. Ophelia’s sexuality initially appears to be controlled by Laertes and Polonius, and Hamlet takes advantage of the naive image that she is required to keep....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Analysis]

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Gender and Sexuality

- Gender and sexuality can be comprehended through social science. Social science is “the study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society” (free dictionary, 2009). The study of social science deals with different aspects of society such as politics, economics, and the social aspects of society. Gender identity is closely interlinked with social science as it is based on an identity of an individual in the society. Sexuality is “the condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex” (free dictionary, 2009)....   [tags: Sociology, Gender Roles, Stereotypes ]

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Morality of Sexuality

- In our society there are many hate crimes and senseless murders against targeted citizens. In a story from CNN, a twenty year old, African American man was brutally beat by four aggressors, while walking into a convenience store. When he came out he was jumped unexpectedly by men outside the store. While assaulting the man they yelled “no faggots in Jack City”. Jack City is nickname for a suburban area in Atlanta, Georgia where the assailants lived. Humiliation played a big part in this incident because while Brandon White was being assaulted, non-violent participants where videotaping the whole incident (Basu, Moni, Police Arrest...)....   [tags: Religion, homosexuality, New Testament]

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Masculinity and Sexuality

- The attractiveness of male models has increased. Men still devoted more time to looking at women pictures rather than men. This adds to the evidence that regardless of whether a man is straight, gay, or bisexual, men are still more category specific than women. Heterosexual men claimed to be more attracted to female than male models, and this was evident due to their much larger viewing times of females versus male models. Moreover, this large difference in time depending on the sex of the model increased when models were very attractive....   [tags: male and female models]

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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, ]

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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]

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Sexuality As Becoming Is Illuminating And Inspiring

- ... If one claims to be a gay and have sexual relationships with males, than he is a gay, and his sexuality is stable. However, after I read about how social situations and all types of environment could shape one person, I understand that sexuality could be chosen and negotiated. Sexuality is chosen because it relates to one’s existence and identity, that how the one wants the world to know about themselves. The big part of sexuality has to be based on one’s sexual desire, so that sexuality is not merely constructed by social circumstances....   [tags: Gender, Female, Transgender, Gender role]

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The Introduction to the History of Sexuality by Foucault

- ... With this method, people will be aware of what is normal and abnormal to do and it will prevent them from doing unacceptable acts. According to Foucault, modern societies begin to develop these discourses on sexuality and because they are so inscribed in us that is a way to control individuals’ sexuality by causing fear on us that keep us organized and shape societies. Many people will think there are ways in which people can reveal and Foucault leaves that as an option; nonetheless, those people resisting will just generate another discourse that entails some power....   [tags: morality, sexual science]

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The Purpose of Sexuality in African Carvings

- The Purpose of Sexuality in African Carvings Unlike sexuality in western carvings where sexual orientation goes beyond heterosexuality, in African art sexuality was limited to heterosexuality. A critical analysis of African carvings demonstrate that apart from expressing the society’s perception of sexuality, deities were also assigned sex in most instances incorporating both male and female organs. This does not imply that sexuality in African art has also experienced the sexuality debates like western art....   [tags: sexual orientation, heterosexuality]

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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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Sexuality in Sex in the City

- Sexuality and The City The film Sex and The City represents women’s personal freedom in sexuality, by presenting four successful women living in New York City dealing with love, marriage, and sex. The film, based on the television show, Sex and The City, follows the lives of 4 women who are expressing women hood, and their freedom, through marriages, families and sexual exploits. Many of them possessing different ideologies about love, each with their own pieces of feminism and independence. Sexuality within Sex and The City demonstrates how people should be confident and empowered by their sexuality and freedom....   [tags: independence, women, relationships]

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The History of Sexuality: George Orwell

- In his novel 1984, George Orwell presents a dystopian society in which sex and sexuality are fundamentally repressed by the government of Oceania. According to the Repressive Hypothesis, discourse and debate surrounding sexuality in 1984 should be restricted and concealed. This viewpoint is flawed, however, because sex permeates the culture in Oceania. Though the word “sex” is only whispered, evidence of its continued utilization appears everywhere. Sex lingers in the culture through the vocabulary and speech of everyday life, through Winston Smith’s descriptions of his sexual conquests, through Julia and her ostensible sexuality, and through the need for sexual confession within the novel....   [tags: sexual craving, lust]

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Ideas And Their Expressions : Human Sexuality

- ... I asked him a series of questions to get a better view on gay males perspectives. During this time whitehurst help validate some points that i believe in as a person and not only that it also help reassure somethings i was trained growing up. Christopher explained to me how he was raised by his grandmother since he was 7 years old. Of his grandmother did the best she could by raising a young child, but i do believe as he got older and into his teen ages he should of had a greater male influence on him....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, Gender]

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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]

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War Of The Sexes : Sexuality And Seduction

- Men and women are really different in general, but particularly in their behavior towards sexuality and courtship. Men are often scrutinized for being too belligerent, violent and only wanting sex. Women, on the other hand, are often criticized for being too bossy, fussy and only wanting commitment in a relationship. Thus, men are more attracted to the physical appearance while women look more for protection. In the video, “War of the Sexes: Sexuality and Seduction”, a survey was done regarding sexual fantasies and men chose group sex where women chose having an encounter with a celebrity....   [tags: Male, Gender, Female, Sex]

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Religion and Sexuality in Mexico and India

- Introduction Indian and Mexican cultures are multi-religious in nature. Mexico for instance, is a secular state, which has no official religion. However, the Roman Catholic has majority of members and this makes holidays such as Christmas and Easter are recognized as national holidays. The Roman Catholic and other religions within Mexico have played an instrumental part in defining the way of life of the Mexicans. In India, religions and cultures are diverse and they influence the way people in this state live....   [tags: culture, multi-religious, virginity, homosexuality]

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The Social Construction Of Gender And Sexuality

- ... In Western civilization, this means masculine versus feminine. Masculinity is more superior than femininity because they are treated that way. For example, men typically get paid more than women and receive more benefits than women. Women are typically the ones who have to care more about their appearance and just the way they portray themselves overall. Women are more likely to get judged because of what they are wearing or how they act or think. Fortunately, there is something called a dominant image of femininity....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Racism, Gender identity]

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Adolescent Sexuality through the Generations

- Introduction “During adolescence and emerging adulthood, the lives of adolescents are wrapped in sexuality. Adolescence and emerging adulthood are time frames when individuals engage in sexual exploration and incorporate sexuality into their identity” (Santrock). Adolescence is a trying time of life. With so many changes occurring within the mind and body, adolescents are curious and have an insatiable curiosity, about life and sexuality. “Adolescents often wonder if they are attractive, how to behave sexually and what the future holds for their sexual lives” (Santrock)....   [tags: sexual desire/feelings]

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The Acceptance Of Gender And Sexuality

- The acceptance of gender and sexuality are changing in the United States. Gender is what we are biologically, where sexuality is in regards to whom we are attracted to. In the past there were defined lines of what was accepted in marriage and what was clearly not accepted. Heterosexuality was the only thing accepted, the union of a man and a woman. Homosexuality was defined as a moral sin. Over the past couple of years these views have been changing drastically. Same-sex marriage is legally accepted in 32 states, however 18 states still ban same-sex marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The 's View Of Vulnerability And Sexuality

- ... Therein the first man and woman realized they were naked, different, and a power struggle began. Lebacqz is of the firm belief that we should strive for appropriate vulnerability in our sexual relationships. Sexual assault goes against this belief. Lebacqz states that, “any exercise of sexuality that violates appropriate vulnerability is wrong” (437). Rape is not limited to any particular race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. Sexual assault does not only harm the physical aspect of the individual, exposing them to sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy, but it also destroys them mentally....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The 's View Of Vulnerability And Sexuality

- ... Therein, the first man and woman realized they were naked, different, and a power struggle began. Lebacqz is of the firm belief that we should strive for appropriate vulnerability in our sexual relationships. Sexual assault goes against this belief. Particularly, Lebacqz declares that, “any exercise of sexuality that violates appropriate vulnerability is wrong” (437). Rape is not limited to any particular race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. Sexual assault does not only harm the physical aspect of individuals, exposing them to sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy, but, it also destroys them mentally and emotionally....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Sexuality And The Brain, By Simon Levay

- ... In family studies such as these, it can be hard to determine if the results were due to shared genetics or shared environmental factors (Gladue). More recently, in 2006, psychologist Tony Bogaert of Brock University in Ontario refuted this “older-brother effect” (resulting from boys being bullied and teased by their older brothers) by replicating the study but he collected data from non-biological brothers as well as biological brothers. The results did not yield the same as Blanchard’s study and Bogaert commented “It’s not the brother you lived with; it’s the environment within the same womb‒sharing the same mom” (Abrams)....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Heterosexuality]

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Sexuality

- Sexuality is defined in many ways, for the sake of this papers clarity sexuality will be defined as, sexual feelings and interactions that are defining features of romantic intimacy. (Fering 2009) Child sexual abuse (CSA) is defined in the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences as "any [sexual] action that is inflicted upon or must be tolerated by a child against their own will or any [sexual] action about which the child cannot make a decision due to their physical, emotional, mental, and verbal inferiority." Statistics for the prevalence of CSA range from anywhere from 15 to 25 percent of women to 5 to 10 percent of men according to Deegener....   [tags: Social Issues, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault]

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Gender, Sexuality, And The Body

- For many of us, the awareness of our personal sexuality, sex, gender, and racial identity was known early on in life and is likely be an insignificant memory. Furthermore, a significant number of students at Bloomington South High School reported they felt as if their notions of race, gender, sexuality, and sex were obtained naturally. Through my observations, I noticed students overlook the complex relationship and struggle with how to think through issues related to sex, gender, race, sexuality, and the body....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Male, Race]

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Japanese Sexuality And Japanese Culture

- ... This could be a result of female making up 40% of the overall work force in Japan. Which in in-turn, lead to the prompting of the Japanese feminist movement; when the women begin to fight for more rights in the workplace. This workplace feminist can also be seen another form of outdated media, the comic. There has been a recent development of several corporate feminist comic making fun of their stuffy corporate male counterparts (Vivien, 1991). Although it must be noted that this feminist movement is a relatively recent endeavor and involves younger Japanese women....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Foucauldian Notion and Sexuality

- The very term Sexualit­‘ies’ bursts the notion of sexuality as a monolith institution. It underlines the fact that there is more than one form of sexuality which are often suppressed and constantly marginalised to legitimise and uphold the dominant norm. However I will use the terms ‘Sexuality’ and ‘Sexualities’ as interchangeable in this paper. I will begin by tracing various approaches that have historically been adopted to understand sexuality. Then I will discuss sexuality as a form of desire (transgression of heteronormative ideal) and how the women’s movement in India is conceptualizing it....   [tags: freud, cultural, normative]

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Is Sexuality Shaped By Gender?

- How is sexuality shaped by gender. What is meant by heteronormativity. Sexuality is shaped by gender because gender in itself is a social construct. Sex is based on genetics, on whether or not you have a XX chromosome or a XY chromosome. Gender on the other hand is socially constructed. It’s how we perceive each other. For example, girls have long hair and wear pink but boys have short hair and are to be tough. Sexuality is further shaped by this because with gender, the world has only really ever had two categories, female and male, when really there could be more or there could be less....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Sexual orientation]

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Victorian Values on Sex and Sexuality

- James Joyce sets A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the Victoria Age. The Double Standard of Morality by Josephine Butler and Victorian Theories of Sex and Sexuality by Elizabeth Lee give us insight into ideas people had about sex and sexuality during the Victorian era. We see that sex was considered an unavoidable part of life. Sex was “man [and] woman's ultimate goal” (Lee). Victorians believed that “the essence of right and wrong [was.…] dependent on sex” (Lee). Meaning that how you were publicly known or not known for your sexual actions was how you were viewed as either good or bad....   [tags: Literature, Victorian Age, James Joyce]

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Gender and Sexuality in Hollywood Films

- The American black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese was released December 25, 2013 and stars the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie. While on face value The Wolf of Wall Street looks like a film about excessive cocaine binges, long evenings filled with men with cigarettes, large portions of alcoholic consumption, having many sexual escapades with various women and even dwarf tossing from time to time, the film is deeply rooted in perception gender within the genre of The Wolf of Wall Street....   [tags: cinematography, stereotyping]

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Sociology of Sex and Sexuality

- Sociology of Sex and Sexuality Introduction Gender, Sex and Community is dedicated to improve our knowing of the variations among groups of women and groups of men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalization Gender, Sex and Community provides learners to be able to improve their knowing of gender and sex-related variations between groups and people in an era of globalization and migration. It is dedicated to improve knowing of variations among groups of women and men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalization....   [tags: globalization, gender, identity]

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Femininity And Sexuality Of Women

- ... The more powerful individuals (white, upper class, heterosexual men) are not the only ones who are surveil women. Family and friends of women are also responsible for controlling a women’s feminine energy, whether it be through the suppression of their sexuality through physical or emotional means. There is always a constant need to control what women are doing in order to keep them in a submissive, weaker role. Surveillance of the bodily movements is taught and upheld by society in order to shrink women....   [tags: Sociology, Gender role, Gender, Woman]

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Gender and Sexuality in Culture

- Diversity or rather, the lack of understanding diversity may be one of the most prevalent issues in the world today. Though the World Wide Web has bridged the cultural gap some, it will never fully or accurately reveal the truth simply because it is difficult to fully understand cultural meanings from an outsider’s perspective. Before the internet, careers in anthropology and similar fields made information available through ethnographic readings and studies. A key inquiry anthropologists seek to answer is the distinction between and role of sex, gender, and sexuality within each separate culture....   [tags: Sociology]

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Sex Education and Teenage Sexuality

- For the purpose of this essay I will be critically analysing the following four articles in order to identify the ways in which personal and social policy issues contribute to issues relating to sex education and teenage sexuality; Burnie (2013), Pearson (2013), Thomson (2013) and Grimshaw (2013). In order to do this it is important to first identify how sex education and teenage sexuality are characterised within the articles and the discourses that are present in order to establish the ways in which these two issues are constructed as both a personal and social policy issue....   [tags: Article Comparison, Social & Personal Policy]

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Understanding Gender Identity and Sexuality

- While the terms “gender” and “sex” are often used interchangeably, the two words have significantly different definitions. One could argue that sex refers to biological essentialism and the idea that we are who we are because of our genetic material. On the other hand, gender is associated with the social constructionist theory, which argues that the way we are is dependent on our race, class, and sexuality. Because each person is different in their race, class, and sexuality, their gender becomes socially constructed....   [tags: Race, Class, Gender]

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Dark Sexuality And Social Class

- ... He expects them to handle all problems by themselves and to never contact him. There is also a sense of social abuse and advantage taking in the relationship between an employer and employee. The uncle has not visited or shown affection to the children once, even though he describes himself to be deeply caring for Flora and Miles. As a high-class citizen and appearing charming, he deducted the governess into a strike of false heroism to protect the children. In chapter seven Mrs. Grose revealed the relationship between the two former employees of the house: “Miss Jessel only for the little lady....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Victorian era]

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How Sexuality is Socially Constructed

- From birth, one's sexuality is shaped by society. Cultures institute behaviors that are to be seen as the societal norms, which work to constantly reinforce societal expectations of how genders should act in relation to one another. Although some may argue that one's sexuality is an innate characteristic resulting from genetic makeup, there is a large amount of evidence pointing to its social construction instead. Through the power differences between males and females, established gender roles, and drastic economic shifts, society establishes sexuality and reinforces the behaviors that are expected of its citizens....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Sexuality in the New Arcadia

- Mustafa Rana The focus of this essay is to explore sexuality presented by Philoclea in the New Arcadia. Philoclea cultivates a relationship towards another women in the book. Yet readers understand that Zelmane is in fact Pyrocles. Sidney allows the reader to be given the impression that until Pyrocles admits to be Zelmane, Philoclea would be shown to have a homosexual tendencies. Philoclea herself is certain that a same-sex friendship is giving way to sexual desire. It becomes easy for us to think of the man with whom she is in love as a woman....   [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]

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