“America’s Unjust Sex Laws” is an editorial published in the Economist that argues that America’s laws for sex offenders is too stringent. The author makes tenacious arguments that gets the reader thinking, however most of the arguments that were made I contest with.
With ethos being the main rhetorical strategy in this article, the author relies on the credibility of professors who study generational changes to engage the reader in understanding the reasons for changing sexual views. By saying, "Ryne Sherman from Florida Atlantic University and Brooke E. Wells from Hunter College" ("Changing Attitudes," 2015 para. 2) the author makes the reader feel a sense of reassurance as professors are normally seen as experts. Authors generally use statistics from professors of known and unknown colleges and universities in order to strengthen their own credibility.
society teaches. This still is not a invitation to committing a crime. Consent comes a long way
Contemporary sexual scripts have come a long way from the traditional ones as the gap and standards we hold between men and women narrows. Today, sexual scripts show that sexual expression is positive, non-marital sex is okay in the context of relationships, sex is for the mutual exchange of pleasure, and that sexual activities can be initiated by either partner. This is quite
The typical stereotype of a Puritan is widely described as religious extremists whom held strong beliefs against sexual pleasure in its entirety, causing them to be sexually oppressed. Although there have been instances of deviancy being punished for sexual acts, for the most part these acts received lighter sentencing than their laws were said to uphold. This is due to the Puritan ideology that man is flawed and deserves forgiveness. Puritan sexuality was extremely complex—more than many realize. Puritans based their sexual moral code on the belief that sex was purely a tool within marriage for reproduction and moral judgment instead
a new family in which I felt accepted. Being a part of it has taught me many new things that do
I want to be someone. I want to be known. I want to be successful, and maybe I can be in a book like Outliers. Where they can read about my success and I can inspire them just like I
Different communities and culture have different views related to sexual behavior and expectation. In some culture, a woman’s role is more conservative and restrictive
When you hear the phrase “teenage sex” used, you would probably assume the worst. The things that come to mind are young pregnancies and STDs. But, in some people’s perfect world, teens would just choose abstinence and none of this would happen. In another point of view, they would learn about safe sex no matter what, and this would be a rare problem. So should sexual abstinence be the main focus of sex education classes? If teens choose abstinence anyway, there’s still absolutely no reason for them to not know methods of birth control and STD prevention, right? Some may say no, but the safety hazards, things that teens know even if they choose abstinence, and proven facts for both sides will change their views on the issue. First up, safety hazards.
Social institutions are influenced by social institution, religion, economy, family, medicine also law. Each institution supports “sexual ideology, or discourse, also sexual activity”.
Being in favor of homosexuality, John Corvino brings up several arguments and counter arguments as to why homosexual sex is deemed as unnatural in our society. Is it unnatural because majority of society chooses to portray it in such a way or is it unnatural for nature related reasons? John Corvino in this reading discussed both sides when viewing homosexual sex as “unnatural”.
Druckerman, Pamela. “The New York Times: Talking to Kids about Sex.” The Opinion Pages. Today’s Paper. Web. 10. Dec. 2014.
A person’s sexuality shapes a human being, and defines who they are. Sexuality is an idea that society has struggled with for decades to define and accept. Early America viewed sexuality in black and white, and did not understand that individuals can be attracted to the same sex, and etc. As society slowly starts to become more accepting to sexuality and peoples’ different sexual orientations, it is interesting to think about where we started. The four factors that shaped early America views on sexuality were race, gender, religion, and class. All four factors held merit in early America. However, societal views on gender binary and religious beliefs played an active role in early America views on sexuality and individual’s expression of
LGBT/ same-sex marriage is one of the most heated and controversial debates in our current society. Unlike the past thousands of years whereas marriage was defined as a legal union between a man and a woman, now the concept of marriage has been extended to a broader context. “Homosexuality” in most cultures is viewed as a disgrace, and it is often considered as a great sin from a religious aspect. But now our society has evolved, we gained clarity and reasons. We are now able to acknowledge and accept people who are different whereas we use to enslave and discriminate people who were a little different. But still, it seems we have a long way to
To summarize my thoughts and research on sexuality there are an endless amount of perspectives on what people think sexuality and morality are and what they should be. I presented facts and my opinion on how I believe that everything is a case by case scenario and that you are ultimately the main factor in if these things will affect your relationships. I don 't think you should refrain from sexual relations or what people refer to as "sowing wild oats" whatsoever but I also don 't think you should just try to have relations with every and any person available because I believe that can hurt future relationships. I think you should just let life take its course and make right decisions based around emotions and physical attraction but not worry too much about how it could possibly affect a future relationship because you won 't be living your life. By being super cautious you won 't be able to develop as many life experiences. To put all of this into a nutshell in my opinion you should establish an emotional relationship before getting to the physical portion of the relationship to ensure to build a very strong bond. By holding off sexual actions I believe that it will cause a strain on the relationship. In addition to that I believe that the number of sexual partners shouldn 't play too much of a factor in future relationships as long as you weren 't just having sexual relations with every and anyone, and more so if you established some type of emotional relationship prior to having sexual relations with your