Many psychologists draw attention to the similarities between lesbian and gay and heterosexual relationships despite those obvious differences. Some lesbian and gay psychologists like Kitzinger & Coyle, (1995) have argued that a focus on similarities can be problematic, moulding lesbian and gay relationships into patterns (supposedly) typical of heterosexual relationships and therefore overlooking aspects that do not conform to this ideal. A focus on sameness can also lead to a failure to explore the marginalisation of lesbian and gay relationships in the wider society. The importance of gender differences and similarities is evident in research on the division of domestic labour in lesbian, gay and heterosexual relationships. Kurdek (1993) compared how lesbian, gay and married heterosexual couples allocate household labour.
In the following paragraphs, I shall analyse his main contention and arguments, discuss the implications on the situation of Hong Kong and comment on his arguments. To begin with, the writer proposes the main contention in the first paragraph—‘Homosexuality is abnormal and hence undesirable’ (Levin, 1997), which is a conclusion drawn by various premises. At the beginning, the writer adopts the theory of natural selection and applies it to the development of sex orientation in human. Natural selection is described as a process in which only selective characteristic of organisms that can increase an organism’s chances of survival are preferentially propagated to the offspring, hence allowing the organisms to adapt to the environment (Encyclopaedia Britannica, n.d.). According to this theory, every body part we possess has its own function defined by nature to favour our survival.
151). His major finding, the concept of ‘gender inversion,’ refers to “the use of feminine words with a male referent,” and is the subject of his writing (Johnsen pg. 151). Using research from primary sources and personal experiences, Johnsen follows speech styles of gay men in communities ranging from San
Gay language is simply an adaptation of the mainstream language like English, Filipino, and Cebuano to shield themselves from the discrimination of the heterosexuals, gays constructed their language through simple reversal, syllabic reversal, simple reversal with affixation, clipping with affixation, straight words with affixation, and connotation through images. According to Cayabyab (2013), gay language is a play of words and it is done through adding or omitting something from a Filipino root word, twisting words to fit a new meaning or rhyme it with popular names, brand or
(Smith, 2012). The following research questions are what prompted me to conduct this research: Firstly, do campuses have policies that protect homosexuals? Secondly, what reasons do people have for discriminating against homosexuals? Lastly, how are victims of homosexual discrimination affected? Research design: The research proposal method has a qualitative design.
According to press conference (1997), lesbian and gay sex is considered as sexual misconduct in Buddhist point of view. In addition, oral, manual and anal sex with anyone includes homosexuals and heterosexuals are prohibited under Buddhism. Homosexuality is known as an improper act either it is a sexual contact between women or men (Christopher, 2004). Comprehensively, specialists have started investigating the significance of gay men 's social identification and its effect on well-being and how gay men’s behaviour were influenced by the traditional Chinese culture, the impact of social-norm and stigma had on their social network, and the contradiction they meet when balance between family and self-identity (Li, 1992). 2.1.6 Hinduism Perspective of Homosexuality Hinduism is considered as the drive towards the realization of the innermost nature of an individual’s being and achieving the unity of one’s spirit with the Supreme Being (Hiriyanna, 1996).
What is homosexuality? Homosexuality is a term designated to describe the tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. (Merriam Webster Dictionary). Is homosexuality normal? One of the main arguments that oppose to homosexuality is the fact that it goes against biology itself, for the two genders emerge in order to increase the species’ chance of survival by increasing the biotic potential.
He wanted to look gay as he desires to be seen as a gay. This could be seen as an assertion and negotiation in a society where such persona and appearance is contested. In the eyes of the society, the individual is the Other; however, in this observed situation, the society is subjected to othering. The concept of ‘otherness’ and the processes
In huge cases in the Caribbean the first stage of the coming out process might shut down responsibilities for his/her homosexual behavior by rethinking the occurrence. This will definitely result into an excuse of he/ she claiming they were experimenting or drinking. This is most likely a strategy that an individual, who is in the second stage, might apply the rejection of homosexual label but still continuing with homosexual behavior. While in the third stage, homosexuals can view "being gay is all right in private, but being public about it is not all right." (Berzon,1988).