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
There are pictures on vases that depict a man inserting his penis between a boy’s legs but not in the anus. I think that given the historical views of homosexual behaviors it makes some people think that it is still wrong and should still be hidden from people. It also depends on how a person was raised in my opinion. If a person was raised to believe that it is a sin to enter into homosexual relationships then they will try to hide it from everyone for as long as possible. However, if a person was raised to believe that there is nothing wrong with being homosexual then they will be more likely to be open about it.
He was very descriptive in conveying his thoughts on the proposition. He also pointed out the flaws in heterosexual relationships, and posed the questions to why it matters to them. Flawlessly spoken, Olbermann fired back to the Proposition Eight, by challenging the Proposition’s main argument. The prop used the term “re-defining” marriage, thus raising the question of interracial couples, and the fact that slaves couldn’t marry. His rebuttal made a valid point that lead you to question the sanctity of marriage.
RS-151 Final Paper Decline of the Traditional American Family: Homosexual Parents The conception that lesbians and gay men may be parents is frequently perceived in today's society as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often viewed as excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women couples only. My approach to this uniquely controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the pro side. Gays and lesbians are human too and who is to say that they don't deserve equal rights in society. Society has to realize that the modern family has developed into many different forms in recent years in that the traditional "nuclear family" is not necessarily the most common form anymore.
The world has become more accepting to homosexuals because of advertisements like these. I wonder if a homosexual male would be turned on by these pictures. When a man sees a woman we first judge looks, examining it from a homosexual’s point of view, it makes sense that they would be turned on at first glance. Bordo’s example in “Male Decorativeness in Cultural Perspective” brings light to femininity in dressing style as well as masculinity. She uses Michael Jordan as an example of his masculinity in sports and femininity in dressing style.
Journal Responses #4 In his essay, ‘What Is A Homosexual,’ Andrew Sullivan accomplishes an in depth insight to the meaning and effects of homosexuality on an individual’s lifestyle by providing an analysis of his own past experiences as well as observations of the behaviors of other homosexuals. As humans, we are prone to making assumptions about those who are different than us, and in order to avoid rejection or alienation, many are forced to hide who they are in favor of risking the acceptance of their peers--as Sullivan describes, “there is something masculine and respected in the discipline of the arts and especially in the sciences. You can gain respect and still be different.” (156) Unfortunately, by covering the truth to dodge the disapproval of others, Sullivan notes that the results only end up causing self-loathing. What I appreciated about this essay was Sullivan’s delivery of an equally personal as well as
For example, homosexuality many people believe that being a homosexual is wrong but that is the way that a lot of people were brought up to believe. I myself have family members and friends that are homosexual although, I was taught it was wrong to be with the same sex as you are. I believe that it doesn’t matter if someone is gay therefore, I have my own opinion. Another example, people assume that people are born to be criminals. This is true in some cases depending on the genetics of a
The understanding of sodomy or homosexuality was based on the violation of this collaboration, since it was not possible to procreate with two men interacting (Nesvig, 2001). Michelle Vovelle defines this territory as both ideology and mentality. In this model ideology represents the more formalized discussions that bear on a particular subject. Mentalities are less definable, more fluid, and derive from collective representations. Mentality concerning homosexuality includes popular attitudes, social customs, response to Church teachings, reaction to law, as well as beliefs, customs, and concerns of homosexual and bisexual men (Nesvig, 2001) The long-cherised assumptions of patriarchy and male-dominated sexuality have guided the historiography of homosexuality in Latin America.
I feel that the bible was a guide, but the guide needs to be updated. People change, cultures change, life changes, the world has changed since it was created. To me, homosexuals have the same right to be happy as heterosexuals. Letting homosexuals marry is the right thing to do, for it is now a new beginning for them. Introduction: The issues of homosexual marriages is very complex, especially who, or who should not be married.
Some say individuals choose to be gay for attention or to lash out against an overbearing upbringing. Many are of the belief that the majority of homosexuals were molested as children, which has caused them sexual confusion. Some individuals believe that homosexuality is a mental disorder. For example, homosexuality was only removed from the list of diseases as recently as 1973 (Jannini, 2010). Finally, there is also the simplistic reasoning that all gay people are “devil worshipers”.