Maria Shallop Professor Johnson October 7, 2014 Compare and Contrasting Essay #2 The importance of gender roles and what we see as family values is an extremely significant topic in modern literature today. Americans have come a long way in establishing a strong foundation as to what they consider culture, family, and gender roles. We have distinguished the roles between what we think men and women should become and what we believe is an acceptable way to act. Americans today, seem to be struggling for a definition as to what they believe is a happy family, whether that means growing up in a traditional household, in a single parent home, in an extended family, or in a foster home. Richard Rodriguez’s essay “Family
What constitutes sexual perversion? This question has certainly been addressed time and again throughout history. Each time the general social attitude toward sexuality changes so does the answer. Some who argue from an unchangeable, dogmatic position have maintained their views – but the question remains, and even these institutions have amended their views to some degree. The sexual liberation of the sixties and seventies brought with it a new line of questioning.
For Gay Marriage, By: Andrew Sullivan, Summary (Final Draft) Before the actual article, there is a little green paragraph that states that “the debate over gay marriage highlights a vast culture divide that typically hinges on core beliefs regarding the nature of marriage itself,” (Sullivan, page 404) with that being said, my only thought was that marriage is a full commitment to the person they want to be with the rest of their life, who it is with doesn’t matter and who are we to say who can and cannot marry their “other half.” While reading this article, I highly agreed with what was written by Sullivan, because I have multiple gay friends that I love to death and deserve all the same rights. I guess that’s why this article caught my
For Gay Marriage Andrew Sullivan’s article “For Gay Marriage” is an excerpted from Sullivan’s 1995 book, Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality, and reprinted by Behrens and Rosen (404 – 407). This paper provides a summary of Sullivan’s controversial article on this timely and long-fought civil rights issue. “For Gay Marriage” highlights the moral, philosophical and legal arguments surrounding the issue of denying marriage to homosexual and lesbian Americans. More importantly, it highlights the moral, philosophical and legal arguments in favor of gay marriage, which Sullivan clearly supports. Although Sullivan clearly supports gay marriage, his article is an insightful piece that provides a respectful look at various views of this philosophically and emotionally-charged subject, while providing a sound intellectual argument in favor of gay marriage.
In this critical analysis, we will first summarize the article based on the author’s thesis, then it will be compared to the readings in the textbook Cultural Anthropology. Finally, the article will be analyzed critically based on the author and his embodied experiences. Murray’s (2009) article on the Bajan queen’s and their sexual diversity show how there is a difference in the definitions of sexuality and gender in Euro-American culture and Barbadian culture. This argument was supported through Murray’s investigation of the transgender and gay community of Barbados through the point of view of the queen’s themselves. According to the transgender’s, there had always been queen’s in Bajan culture; they even had annual parades specific to the queens.
Assignment: Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality PSY/265 Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality I believe that the historical and scientific perspectives in the text have shaped the way that gay individuals may perceive themselves in that they give these particular individuals different views of other people and the way that they look at gay people and their chosen lifestyle. The cross-cultural perspective is one perspective that gives gay individuals the perspectives from different cultures and the way that they view and think of the gay sexual orientation. While some cultures believe that gay relationships between two individuals of the same sex is wrong, some other cultures believe that it
People must be willing to change their attitude then their behavior will be a possibility for it to change. References Almeida, J. (2009, August 1). Motional Distress Among LGBT Youth: The Influences of Perceived Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, p. 1014.
This would suggest that those who adhere to the binary were in actuality more 'trans' than the non-binary for adhering to something other than what they may identify as had they chosen to explore their identity and embrace it. In all likelyhood though gender is an abstract plane that we;ll never be able to find. It'll be like those rare events that are excempt from the laws of physics. Undefinable and entirely unbinary in their entirety. Those who say gender is an act invalidate the identities of those who do not identify on a binary.
If ones pleasure is derived from sex with a partner of the same sex, and the deep love of a life partner is expressed to one of the same sex, then there cannot be anything wrong with that. The same biological urges that could lead to procreation in a heterosexual couple can be seen also in gay couples. A homosexual couple will go through lengths of artificial insemination, in the case of a lesbian couple, or adoption or hiring a surrogate mother in the case of a gay male couple. Denying the marriage of two people in love, by the ethical standards or our society is wrong. It is denying one the right to the pursuit of happiness.