According to Fiske 's (2010) study, stereotyping is the application of an individual 's own thoughts, beliefs, and expectations onto other individuals without first obtaining factual knowledge about the individual(s) (as cited in Keene, 2010:3). In other words, gender stereotyping is overgeneralization about the characteristic of an entire group based on gender. When a person stereotype, he/she is grouping the individual into groups and ignoring the person as individual with their own characteristics and abilities. Although stereotyping would help in making judgements or fast decision in a new situation it may also cause a problem when the stereotypes are false and misguided, which may cause the person stereotyped to be offended. Thus, this shows that stereotyping can create problems in many situations, such as the workplace, school, university or social
For example, the sodomy laws in the United States banned oral and anal sex; if we think about it more thoroughly, members of the LGBTQ community were mostly engaging in those sexual activities. Therefore, those laws were made to constrain their liberties. The LGBTQ community has been a group of individuals that has been discriminated against for some time. Christians, masochists, and just society in general discriminates against these groups causing laws to be made against them. But because laws like the 14th amendment exist, the antagonists of the minorities have to cover up their hatred with laws that constitute to sex.
However, due to how the music and drama is written in this opera as exotic elements, Death in Venice is closer to pure exoticism. According to Locke, pure exoticism is "the process of evoking… a social milieu… that is not entirely imaginary and differs profoundly from the home culture in attitudes, customs, and morals (Locke 47)." Most importantly, the audience receiving the piece of work perceives it as different from their cultural expectations. The social norms during that time were that everyone was heterosexual, so homosexuality was hidden to avoid stigmatization (Taruskin 246). Britten at the time felt shame and guilt for being a homosexual because it was against the law in England at the time and was viewed as a mental disorder (Taruskin 246).
The perception of relationships has altered over the years, especially due to society 's idea of what is acceptable to tolerate versus the individuals own moral conduct. Often what is practiced in front of people is mimicked and sought to be a way of "learning". Traditional aspects also influence on what is condoned in a relationship such as the limitation of boundaries. Teenagers, in particular, are part of an abusive relationship and they don’t even realize it. Therefore, teenagers who are in an abusive relationship should be trained to identify and report incidents of dating violence.
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW Sexual fluidity and gender fluidity are relatively unfamiliar terms, therefore in this review the author will summarize some of the main studies on the fluidity of sexual and gender identity. This literature review aims to highlight some of the common misunderstandings in relation to sexuality and gender identity. The justification against doing this is to show that identity is not binary or fixed but can include multiplicities and individuals can experience fluidity in attractions or in their self-identity. 2.1 What is Gender Fluidity? Queer theory has defined the differences between sex, gender and desire (Seidman, J., 2005).
Sociologists majorly deal with the negative aspect of ‘deviation’. Deviance cannot be defined in an absolute way because it is a relative term. Also, it may happen that an act which is deviant today according to the society might not be the same tomorrow and vice-versa. For instance, in many societies or cultures today homosexuality is seen as a deviant behaviour and is not approved of. But sometime after some years this might not remain to be a taboo for the society.
Gay marriage is one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in the modern world. In most cultures across the globe, homosexuality was viewed with disdain, and marriages between same-sex couples were prohibited. However, homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance. With an increase in tolerance for homosexuality in the society, the controversy over the legalization of gay marriage has been disputed among people in many nations. While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying.
The word "queer" that began as a label or something very offensive and often used for discriminatory or offensive purposes, became a word for members of the gay community without offensive purposes. There was a time in this country when homosexuality was mistakenly classified as a mental illness. However, extensive investigations showed that this assumption was false. On the other hand, doctors and psychologists have recognized that being lesbian or gay does not create obstacles to a happy, healthy and productive life. Therefore it is not correct to label them with words like "queer" when in fact maybe the society is the "queer" for not understanding and respecting the sexual orientation of each
In contrast to Freud, for whom the victim’s best interest is endangered by internal sexual urges rather than the actual knowledge of the abusive event. Also, without the abusive guardian figure, food, shelter and family life is jeopardized, so it is in the victim’s best interest to suppress the event. “Betrayal trauma theory posits that from a logical analysis of evolutionary pressures and cognitive architecture, we can expect that there will be information blockage under certain conditions (of which sexual abuse is likely to be an example) and that this information blockage will create various types of traumatic