Essays Tagged: "Sexual identity"

Freedom of Choice

ons in today's society is how gay and lesbians face widespread discrimination on the basis of their sexual identity, and so do people of trans-gender identity even though Australia's international hum ... ensation schemes. This shows that gay and lesbians in Australia are not free to their own choice of sexuality. It is beyond doubt that if the gays and lesbians today had freedom of choice this would n ...

(2 pages) 173 0 3.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

This essay discusses the gender issue that took place in the film "Boys Don't Cry". It was written for my Womens Studies call and I recieved an "A" for it's content.

t of serious and difficult issues are addressed. Issues that tend to make people uncomfortable. Homosexuality, homophobia, and ideas about how women should act are the most obvious issues that were ex ... the most obvious issues that were explored.The main character, Tina Brandon or "Brandon", is a homosexual female living in a very homophobic environment. More specifically, Tina has the desire to be ...

(1 pages) 103 3 2.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The origin of Gender, examples from the movie "My life in Pink" and reading of "X: A Fabulous Child's Story".

being female or male. In this essay, gender is defined by the characteristics of a person and their sexual identity in relation to society. With the definition being clarified, one may ask whether gen ... tural given, then the world in which we thrive would only consist of those who are certain of their sexuality; boys will take interest in sports and G.I. Joe figures, and girls will take interest in p ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Examine at least two religious perspectives on sexual ethics. (14 marks)To what extent,is it reasonable to claim that sexual ethics should be separated from religious beliefs? (6 marks)

Sexual ethics is a topical issue of today as sexual identity and sexual activities are perhaps the m ... aps the most personal and basic ways that we can express ourselves. From the Christian perspective, sexuality is a matter of individuality and private morality, whilst political bodies, religious inst ... l bodies, religious institution and social values render a variety of interpretations of gender and sexual relationships. In other words, sexual ethics is profoundly political, economic and social. Fo ...

(9 pages) 149 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Child Prostitution and Sexual Abuse: A Short History

A common misconception among many people is that child prostitution and child sexual abuse is a relatively recent and regional phenomenon, something that is now more widespread t ... onal phenomenon, something that is now more widespread than times past. In actuality, it is a child sexual abuse consciousness that is more widespread. The child sexual abuse and prostitution identifi ... erent to how it was perceived by the majority of humankind in previous millennia. The separation of sexual identity and child prostitution identity that we take for granted is not seen in early civili ...

(11 pages) 309 5 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters > Child Abuse

Our current sex education, why doesn't it work?

can be defined as the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. It is also about developing young people's skills so th ... by which they are helped to protect themselves against abuse, exploitation, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS . On the topic of abuse and sexual assault, we may say that s ...

(10 pages) 281 1 3.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Self-Identity Through Symbolism in John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums"

"The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck illustrates through subtle symbolism a woman's struggle for sexual identity. Elisa Allen, the protagonist of the story, cultivates a likeness of herself through ...

(5 pages) 84 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

THE moment before the gun went off: Van Der Vyer's true identity

ity, social identity, cultural/racial identity, class identity, familial identity, gender identity, sexual identity, etc. Some people say all these identities are formed beyond our control, but I beli ... y the death of his son. Vyer secretly truly cared for his son. If he had in fact just satisfied his sexual desires on a random black woman who bore his child he would have wanted nothing to do with hi ...

(5 pages) 29 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Sartreist absurdity in the works of Pynchon

of dialectic appropriation holds that language is used to entrench outdated, sexist perceptions of sexual identity, given that cultural postconceptualist theory is invalid. The example of Sartreist a ... ubcapitalist feminism to challenge truth. Many desituationisms concerning a cultural paradox exist."Sexual identity is used in the service of the status quo," says Lacan; however, according to Long[2] ...

(3 pages) 23 0 4.3 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Dialectic rationalism and postcultural patriarchial theory

the subject is contextualised into a dialectic rationalism that includes narrativity as a reality."Sexual identity is part of the economy of sexuality," says Lyotard; however, according to Reicher[3] ... rt of the economy of sexuality," says Lyotard; however, according to Reicher[3] , it is not so much sexual identity that is part of the economy of sexuality, but rather the futility, and subsequent pa ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.8 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Against Gay-Couple Adoption.

h as much devotion as a normal couple? The answer is certainly a "No!". Adoption of children by homosexual couples is a very controversial contemporary issue. National Adoption week in the United King ... gay couples should not adopt children, as children of gay couples will be confused about their own sexual identity, will be raised in a promiscuous environment, and will fail to understand traditiona ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

The Significance of Biology In Sexual Preference

Throughout history, there have been homosexuals. In Ancient Rome, for example, Julius Caesar was thought to be gay, and in ancient Greece so ... Greece so was Socrates (Lambda). There have always been disputes on whether the decision to be homosexual or heterosexual was based on biological or environmental factors. These disputes are known as ... on reproductive organs, sex is easily determined at birth: male or female. Gender, however, is the sexual identity an individual takes on. It is possible for sex and gender to be different.There are ...

(5 pages) 96 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Brahm Stoker and Oscar Wilde: Sexual and Social Identity in "Dracula" and "The Importance of Being Earnest"

applied to the way every-day Victorian men and women were expected to act, but also when it came to sexual identity, and suppressing true sexual identity to conform to Victorian societal standards. St ... l standards. Stoker's views on social identity were similar to Wilde's, but placed more emphasis on sexual identity and gender roles. Stoker was more concerned with the fear Victorian society had of s ...

(8 pages) 49 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


the overall oppression of blacks. The novel is a complex analysis of race-sex relations and racial-sexual identity.The society and situations Celie is placed in serve as a parallel to the situation o ... ch condemns Shug Avery; they disapprove of her risqué clothing and singing, smoking, and her sexually free and active lifestyle. Celie is sheltered from and oblivious to her sexuality until Shu ...

(2 pages) 570 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Social Construction Of Gender

The Social Construction of Difference Between Genders Gender refers to the cultural shaping of sexual identity; gender is the way in which one's biological sex is given shape and meaning within a ... mance may entail: ¨ Active ¨ Domineering ¨ Reasonable ¨ Sexually potent (with a woman), and ¨ Literate in a public sphere A woman might be expect ...

(5 pages) 99 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


given the kiss of eternal sin. Who Am I? I am the temptress, evil sister, vampire, and witch whose sexual identity you have condemned to a fit of lust . I am women the daughter of Eve who is now fore ...

(4 pages) 428 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sex Education in Schools - author Edmond

Sex education, is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. It is also about developing young people's skills so th ...

(1 pages) 18 0 1.5 Aug/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Alternative Families

mists. What most people object to about gay marriage and parenting is the notion of sanctifying homosexual relationships in the same way as heterosexual relationships. Courts have voiced three major f ... e influence of lesbian and gay parents on children. The first of these fears is that development of sexual identity will be impaired among children of lesbian and gay parents. For instance, one such c ...

(10 pages) 132 0 4.3 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Gender's Destiny

hat of sex. Sex is the literal meaning of being male or female. Gender, on the other hand, is one?s sexual identity in regards to his social behavior and culture. Simply because a person was born fema ... executive (Lorber 110). A third dispute with the biology theory pertains to transvestites and transsexuals. This theory, assumes they must learn how the opposite sex acts, how they dress, and how the ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

10 Literary Approaches

ical study of an artist, and the analysis of characters. Gender Criticism: This approach shows how sexual identity persuades a person to view ones literary art work. The bulk of gender criticism, how ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare