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    “Among the many topics explored by the philosophy of sexuality are procreation, contraception, celibacy, marriage, adultery, casual sex, flirting, prostitution, homosexuality, masturbation, seduction, rape, sexual harassment, sadomasochism, pornography, bestiality, and pedophilia. What do all these things have in common? All are related in various ways to the vast domain of human sexuality.” (Soble, Alan. "Philosophy of Sexuality." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May 2017.) Lust

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    A Feminist Reading of Their Eyes Were Watching God In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the reader is treated to an enthralling story of a woman’s lifelong quest for happiness and love.  Although this novel may be analyzed according to several critical lenses, I believe the perspectives afforded by French feminists Helene Cixous and Luce Irigaray have been most useful in informing my interpretation of Hurston’s book.  In “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Cixous discusses a phenomenon

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    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner is presented to the reader in a stream of consciousness narration style told from fifteen points of view, which each chapter is narrated by one character. Faulkner engages the reader to form multiple interpretations and at times they are conflicting. The novel is centered around one character, Addie, who has just passed away. However, Addie only has one chapter in the novel but the fact that she has already passed away makes her section even more significant

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    The Breakthrough of Sexual Morality

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    Sexuality is often looked down upon by mainstream society. Embedded into culture and tradition, sex itself has been made to be seen as a taboo of sorts. Prostitution was made illegal; pornography was made evil. Rooted deep within the teachings of the most common religious morality systems, sex and sexuality is often paired with punishments. Those who explore their sexuality is often shamed, and labeled with words that can ostracize such persons from society. Kant’s view of sexuality almost destroys

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    Sartre and the Rationalization of Human Sexuality ABSTRACT: Sartre rationalizes sexuality much like Plato. Rationalization here refers to the way Sartre tries to facilitate explanation by changing the terms of the discussion from sexual to nonsexual concepts. As a philosophy which, above all, highlights those features of human existence which seem most resistant to explanation, one would expect existentialism to highlight sexuality as a category that is crucial for considering human existence

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    Both Foucault and Butler orient their respective philosophies towards the idea of the body, and its relationship to sexuality and gender. Foucault, in his book, “History and Sexuality, Vol. I” asserts that bodies are constituted within a specific network of cultural influences. Whereas Butler, in her book, “Gender Trouble”, agrees with Foucault that the body is only understandable within the context of gender and sexuality, she argues that Foucault’s theory implies that there is a materiality (or

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    Sexuality Exhibited Through Adulthood Sexuality undergoes many changes throughout the human life cycle. After the transition from child to adult, there is a second transition from what’s considered young adulthood to the latter stages of life, including death, called late adulthood. During this transition from early adulthood into late adulthood, an individual will essentially establish their ideal Gender Identity, express themselves sexually, and eventually develop a sexual philosophy in the

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    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

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    of Sexual Harassment, Gallop details a case in which she was accused by two graduate students of sexual harassment. Gallop, a strong believer in feminism, disputes these claims by making an argument for the necessary intertwining of pedagogy and sexuality. Drawing from anecdotes about her experience with the anti-pornography movement, Gallop expands on her lengthy career as a feminist scholar in order to analyze the discourse in the feminist community during the late 20th century. Although she makes

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    the most frequent questions asked, both as in everyday life as in philosophy. Identity concerns who you are in essence and what this explains about you as an individual. A rather significant part of our identity is our sexuality. However, the idea that our sexuality is a part of our identity and also is one of the factors that determines our identity is a rather new concept. For Foucault, the concept of identity in terms of sexuality is the product of a social construction determined by your social

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    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

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    History of Sexuality” is a three-volumes book, published around 1976 and 1984 by the french historical philosopher Michel Foucault. The three volumes are “An Introduction” (which later is known also as “The Will of Knowledge”), “The Use of the Self” and “The Care of the Self”. I decided to focus my paper on the first volume, the most mentioned and most known, which is a deep analysis of the last two centuries of history of sexuality, particularly oriented in finding out why and how sexuality is an object

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    Sexuality and Sexual Identity Alfred C. Kinsey argued in 1948 that "It would encourage clearer thinking on these matters [of labeling homosexuals] if persons were not characterized as heterosexual or homosexual, but as individuals who have had certain amounts of heterosexual experience and homosexual experience. Instead of using these terms as substantives (real and apparent entities) which stand for persons, …they may be better used to describe the nature of overt sexual relations, or of the

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    it would have looked like, if heterosexuality were frowned upon as the odd way to express his or her sexuality. Heterosexuality is a simple term that recognizes human sex and human sexuality as appropriately expressed either by being a male or a female. The idea of gender binary (human having distinctive sex and sexuality as either a male or a female) is deeply rotted in the heterosexual philosophy that every individual is either male or female and nothing else. Heterosexuality recognizes among other

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    The second-wave of feminism peaked in the 1960s and '70s and it touched on every area of the female experience—including family, sexuality, and work. The second-wave is thus defined by its search for more accurate and inclusive representations of women and of the female experience that involves an exploration of the diversity of the female identity. Adrienne Rich, a radical American feminist, is often credited with bringing the oppression of women to the forefront of literary discourse. In her essay

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    For this paper I will be addressing my personal philosophy, what is most important about it and how I try to apply it in everyday life. My personal philosophy for life in general is to try to treat everyone with understanding and kindness, no matter what kind of day I have had. The most important concepts I attribute to this philosophy includes, not making snap judgments when I first meet someone, always try to do a random act of kindness at least once a week if not once a day, and learning that

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    Blurred Lines: The Date Rape Song

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    For twelve weeks Blurred Lines was at the top of the Billboard 100 charts and could be heard thumping from speakers everywhere. Sung by Robin Thicke and featuring prominent rappers T.I. Harris and Pharrell, this track was proclaimed the anthem for summer 2013 . At the surface the song is seemingly harmless with a cheery rhythmic beat and catchy lyrics, but when examining the song and accompanying music video, Blurred Lines is anything but harmless. Dubbed “that rape song” by many discerning listeners

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    Tantrism

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    There are many religions that share various common beliefs and philosophies. On the contrary, there are other religions that are on the opposite side of the spectrum, all with their own distinct beliefs aside from the majority. As religion is considered a controversial topic, Tantrism is among one of the most eccentric religions. It is considered an interesting religion due to the fact that sexual experiences play large roles in the process of redemption for its followers. A simple definition

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    History of Sexuality” is a three-volumes book, published around 1976 and 1984 by the french historical philosopher Michel Foucault. The three volumes are “An Introduction” (which later is known also as “The Will of Knowledge”), “The Use of the Self” and “The Care of the Self”. I decided to focus my paper on the first volume, the most mentioned and most known, which is a deep analysis of the last two centuries of history of sexuality, particularly oriented in finding out why and how sexuality is an object

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    Femininity and Sexuality of Women within the Patriarchy When examining femininity, one notes that it is constantly being altered and shaped by the beliefs of those who participate within the patriarchy. There seems to be a set standard on how women should display their femininity, and boundaries that should not be crossed. Although many people believe that women are reclaiming both their sexuality and femininity, I feel as though that hasn’t been totally possible. I believe that the surveillance

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