UNT SOCI 4250 - Ch-5_Sexuality (18 pages)

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University of North Texas
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Soci 4250 - Gender and Society
Gender and Society Documents

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Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration 2e by Robyn Ryle 2015 SAGE Publications HOW DOES GENDER MATTER FOR WHO WE WANT AND DESIRE Chapter Five The Gender of Sexuality Sociologists examine social significance of sexual categories such as gay and straight Sex is any act defined as sexual thus potentially much broader than just intercourse Sexual identity Sexual desire A combination of objective physical responses and subjective psychological or emotional responses to some internal or external stimulus Does Sexuality Have a Gender John Stoltenberg imaged a world Scholars argue that having sex is one of the ways in which we create the idea that there is such a thing as sex categories and gender We create the idea of gender in part through our expectations about what it means to be sexually as a women or a man Sex is used to create an accountable performance of gender Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration 2e by Robyn Ryle 2015 SAGE Publications Men and Masculinity What do we make about men s sexuality The first is that real men are heterosexual They have a greater authority in society They show their Masculinity through gendered norms This aspect of men s sexuality is evidence of the strong connection in contemporary society between sexuality and gender as well as evidence of Masculinity and Sexuality Compulsive heterosexuality is the way in which heterosexuality becomes It explains why institutions serve to ensure male authority over physical emotional and economic access For men compulsive heterosexuality is more about men maintaining access to their power as men For women it may be about men maintaining their power over women Men are seen as sexual meaning they have a sense of that allows them to act in their bodies rather than being acted upon Men and Masculinity WWII Military training encouraged physical violence independence risk taking dominance and competition During WWII the Japanese Imperial Army enslaved women to service the sexual needs of the



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