Throughout this essay I will discuss Firstly something I struggle to understand is how homophobia still has an impact and can change the views on the way someone acts towards a friend or loved one. Telling friends and family a sexual preference is extremely unnecessary. Bringing home someone of the same sex should be treated no differently from bringing home the opposite gender. Depending on whether parents had suspected or noticed that their child was perhaps gay, some parents will be completely unaware and when they do find out they can act insensitive and
Freud originally proposed the first theory of homosexuality, claiming that children who have an absent parent of their same sex and strong attachment to their opposite-sex parents become homosexuals because of a deviation in their psychosexual development. His psychodynamic theory of homosexuality claims that, for a male child, “identification with the mother is an outcome of this attachment,” causing homosexuality. He points to environmental and parenting style as attributing to homosexuality, rather than biological factors. He focuses on attachment and object-relations. However, Freud provides no proof for his theories.
He explains his own history of breaking through his structured shell and learning to grow into his identity. Logic and ethical reasoning depict the usefulness of homosexuals in society and the morality of harming youth by forcing them to hide in order to please a public. Sullivan argues that while conservative opponents are right where homosexuals can't reproduce, they can take on the responsibilities of nurturing children. Giving support to heterosexual parents and help raise a new generation. Andrew Sullivan combines age old arguments about homosexuality with ethical, logical, and emotional insights into the world of gay youth, and the gifts that they could give our
There is discrimination in this world to this day, there is discriminations against “people who are gay”. This discrimination is just like the Holocaust, because the Germans didn’t like the jews. I believe the gay marriage should have been approved long before it was. People need to realize judging someone because they are gay is wrong, that person is obviously an idiot. It is not up to people to judge other people because they are gay.
Christianity is scripturally locked into the concept that God views homosexuality as an abomination. There are many verses in both the Old and New Testament confirming this point. If the churches accept homosexuality as an authentic alternative lifestyle, it would be an admission that the scriptures are wrong. However, to hold fast on this issue will further alienate the growing tide of people, most notably the young, who view it as a matter of equality. Christianity loses no matter which direction it goes.
Lastly, is the concept of homosexuality and its connection with nature and nurture. On the side of nature, the article Homosexuality: Nature Or Nurture, talks about how scientists have discovered that in homosexuals their hypothalamus was structured differently, the hypothalamus is the center for sex drives and sexual hormones. They also found that their suprachiasmatic nucleus was 2x bigger, that is responsible in controlling circadian rhythm. As stated from article Homosexuality: Nature Or Nurture, “Sexual desire alone is not strong enough to create homosexuality but that the cultural environment allows or forbids the relationship”. This clarifies that not only does homosexuality depend on a biological basis but also an environment basis.
Sexology used similar ideas to explain why homosexuals and so called inverts and New Woman were also subhuman. This fear of degeneration of the self and society was omnipresent and the notion that not only could degeneration be passed down to your children but also could be caught through social
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Asexuality As a Sexual Orientation Asexuality is defined as the lack of sexual attraction to others. Asexuals compose of about 1% of the population and are the select few in a sex-crazed world where sexual orientation often contributes to a person’s sense of identity. The defining of the term "asexual" as a "lack of sexual attraction for others" has partly emerged from theories of sexual orientation. Due to its definition, many view asexuality as an overall repulsion to sex, lacking the attraction necessary to be classified as an orientation. Asexuality, however, has not conformed to the two most widely used models of sexual orientation - one being Storm's two-dimensional model and the other being Kinsley's traditional one-dimensional model.
People on this side of the argument believe that the idea that people are not born gay is as outdated as other recently disparaged beliefs, such as being left-handed. “ So, as willfully ignorant Americans blather on about the unnatural choice of being left-handed - I mean homosexual…” (Eichenwald). They argue that if homosexuality were a choice, then animals without higher thought would not have the rate of homosexual tendencies that they do, as “hundreds of species engage in homosexual behavior...for example, about 8 percent of rams exhibit sexual preference for males…” (Eichenwald). There are also several studies that have looked into the possibility of people being born gay and many of them have conclusive evidence that people are, in fact born with tendencies toward a certain sexual orientation. “Sex hormones in prenatal life play a role.
In the article “Accessing Treatments: Managing the AIDS Epidemic in Ontario in Knowledge, Experience& Ruling Relations” by George W. Smith, the author pointed out how the ideology and social construction of common knowledge about AIDS influence the treatment for those patients negatively. Smith believed the general public and government have been lack of sufficient knowledge about AIDS, the AIDS patients and the government, the organization who providing the treatment are disconnected. There are still lots of people think AIDS is fatal illness disease and mainly caused by homosexuality. Smith thinks the lack of treatment for AIDS is basically due to the homophobia, labeling and prejudices formed by the public and mass media, and the government
A theme of Moises Kaufman of the Laramie Project is that don 't show hate to people that are different. Conrad Miller, Zackie Salmon , The Baptist Minister and Jonas Slonaker show reasons on why they think gay is wrong,how people are afraid to walk down the street without feeling accepted and getting bad vibes. Conrad Miller explains why he thinks being gay is wrong and explaining to his children. For example he says, “and if my kids ask me, i 'd set them down and i 'd say,” well this is what gay people do...and id say, this is why i believe its wrong”. He doesn 't want his children to think it 's okay for them to be gay and do what gay people do.
Simone Jerome of Leopold Street, Georgetown relates his trials as a homosexual, "street harassment is just as bad when we pass and can be even worse and definitely different when we fail to pass the perpetrator/ perpetrators". Jerome in his earlier years of growing up had no knowledge of gender-based harassment. However, with maturity, Jerome finally became aware of the prejudice that is attached to being a Homosexual. According to Jerome, “as a child and a teenager, it was heavily based on hatred and disapproval of femininity, so all of the abuse and harassment I encountered was certainly gender base, but it wasn’t sexual”. “This was due to the fact that I only rarely wore women clothing and hairstyles to portray me as a young woman.” However,
I am against the idea od gay marriage. When going against gay rights, most people bring up topics on thing like children, civil rights, and the major topic, Religion. I do agree that gay marriage does have an affect on a child, it denies them either a father or a mother, and when it comes to religion, I guess it questions how much faith you have in your religion. But the thing with society is that they have to get their point straight. We live in today’s society, which looks down on abortion, but then at the same time, treat teenage parents as failures.
In “Traditional Mother and Father” Still the Best Choice for Children” (2002), Tom Adkins argues that heterosexual parents are a better choice for a child than homosexual ones. Adkins supports his claim by undermining the AAP’s data that concludes that “parents ' sexual orientation alone cannot predict their ability to provide a supportive home environment for children”, by citing the report No Basis: What the Studies Don 't Tell Us About Same Sex Parenting, whose author states "the studies are fatally flawed in methodology, technique and analysis. Some didn 't even have control groups.” (Lerner). He uses numerous reports, studies, and academic papers in order to provide a scientifically backed argument to why heterosexual parents are