Two predominant social theorists on homosexuality that I read about and I found their information very interesting was David Halperin and Jean Foucault. Both Halperin and Foucault believe that the environment may contribute to a person’s homosexuality, but their ideas are very different. Halperin believed in Plano physical theory, this theory believes that homosexuality is an error. Halperin postulates that if a child have a strong mom and weak dad, who has unresolved Oedipus complex, will eventually lead to a weak and homosexual son.
Ayendy Rodriguez Professor Mitchell LGBT History 4/17/17 Gay Men and WW2 Introduction: Throughout history we have seen that sexuality has been a concern among all the civilizations of the world. Many civilizations have accepted homosexuality while others have rejected. Ancient Greek civilization and the most civilized at the time, accepted it because they believe it was human nature. Homosexual actions have been happening since the beginning of human history thousands of years ago.
Brandt van Soolen RC 522 Homework on Sexuality and Disability Sexuality and Disability: A Review of Literature and a Hypothetical Case Study After reviewing, and critiquing, the research of Kazukauskas and Lam (2010) and Juergens, Smedema, and Berven (2009), I had mixed reactions. First, in the Kazukauskas and Lam (2010) research I agreed with the assertion that sexuality “is one of the most significant psychosocial factors in an individual’s life (Kazukauskas & Lam, 2010, p. 15). Moreover, I concurred that the nature of issues circumscribing sexuality necessitates the need for vocational rehabilitation counselors to be able to handle sexuality associated circumstances. Where I encountered frustration was with reading the statistics that
Introduction For the purpose of this paper, my client will be named Leah. The agency 's mission is to render the highest quality care to its residents. Leah was referred to Andover and Subacute Rehab Center by her previous residency. Her family was unable to prevent her from begging in the community and abusing heroin. The agencies’ role is to restore its residents to their maximum potential.
The Intersecting Axes of Privilege, Domination, and Oppression scale attempts to explain both privileges and the disadvantages of humans and their ascribed statuses. An ascribed status is the social standing of an individual that has generally been assigned to them at birth. According to the scale, certain characteristics are positive contributions to an individual’s status, while other characteristics are negative contributors to an individual’s status. An individual can have a combination of such characteristics. These characteristics include and fall under ethnicity, class, language, etc.
Why did homosexuals want gay marriage to be legalized? Problem surrounding human right has always been a conundrum; and one conflict that recently gain popularity is that whether a government (or nation) should legalize gay marriage or not. The fact that the government should be the decider is because, they are the one who overlook their citizen (both heterosexuals and homosexuals), and only the government decision can decide whether gay marriage is legal or not; and as a citizen both heterosexuals and homosexuals should abide to the rule. Something to note is that homosexuality is not an event that happen recently. As a matter of fact archaeologist has found a 5000 years old skeleton of a man that is buried with household jugs (a trait that
The next reason for presenting same-sex couples in books for children is the necessity of raising tolerant and thoughtful members of the society who are aware of the existence of different people. It does not concern only homosexuals as people can differ in a various ways such as disabled people, people of color and other religions believers. Therefore, it is important to show their existence not to exclude the great part of the society from children's world view thus depriving them of opportunity to learn more about them and form a respectful attitude to all the groups of people presented in the society. The images of different people in children's literature show them the variety of the world around them thus teaching them to respect other
Professional medical and mental health association has banned conversion therapy because they deemed it as “unnecessary, ineffective, and dangerous”. Most studies suggest that sexual orientation cannot be changed. In fact, in 2000, the American Psychiatric Association published a statement concluding that: “Over the last four decades, ‘reparative’ therapists have not produced any rigorous scientific research to substantiate their claims of cure” in fact, “there is no sound scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed”(UK Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2009). Another study that supports the ineffectiveness of conversion therapy is that of psychologist George Rekers when he treated a 5-year-old boy in the 1970’s that illustrated
Throughout many years, literature has been a way for authors to show certain topics that are not widely talked about, whether they were controversial ideas that led to debates, or just subdue topics. Often times authors might use literature to show transgressions in a society that most would disapprove of or sometimes literature is used to show the social constructs of a society. In the Victorian Gothic Era, many authors such as Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu displayed homosexuality through theme of horror. In the ways how supernatural beings do not fit within societal norms allow them to be a representation for homosexuality. In Le Fanu’s novel Carmilla, in the ways how the female vampire Carmilla is outcasted is a representation of homosexual oppression.