Sexology Essays

  • Some Like It Hot Analysis

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    Billy Wilder’s 1959 classic comedy called Some Like It Hot subverts the commonly accepted social norms regarding gender identity. It portrays two men dressed as women in order to escape a mob after witnessing the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. Shortly after, they join an all-girl jazz band. Moreover, the two male characters (in disguise) involve themselves in relationships with members of both a man and a woman, further challenging the gender norms. Some Like It Hot is one of the first movies to

  • Gender Stereotypes In Horror Movies: Gender Equality And Sexism In Movies

    727 Words  | 3 Pages

    There is definitely a problem when we talk about gender equality and sexism. It's everywhere: in movies, commercials on television, in music videos, at the workplace and even at school. The gender biases are blatant. One of the sources of the problem lies in the media and the way the media portrays women. For example, the function of an assistant can be fulfilled by both a man and a woman, but when we look at movies and commercials, we often think that it is weird when the assistant of a powerful

  • Die Nachtigall Poem Analysis

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    Theodor Storm (1817-1888) was a German lawyer and writer who is perhaps best known for his novellas, most notably his last completed work “Der Schimmelreiter”. His writing developed from the lyrical depiction of love and nature, via artful fairy tales inspired by E.T.A Hoffmann and Hans Christian Andersen to realist prose. “Die Nachtigall” appears in the fairy tale Hinzelmeier, but this context is immaterial to the poem’s interpretation. It elaborates on a young girl’s transition to adulthood from

  • Sick Sociopaths

    2614 Words  | 11 Pages

    15 Sick Sociopaths You Thought Were Hot Come on, admit it, we love the crazies. And since the 1970’s movies have introduced us to a slew of twisted, depraved killers and sociopaths that shock us but also deeply intrigue us. Sociopathy (sometimes also known as a psychopathy) is defined as a type of personality disorder. People with this disorder often display extreme antisocial attitudes (which many times result in criminal acts) and a lack of conscience. They are unable to feel guilt or have empathy

  • Sausage Party Film Analysis

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    As it has been highlighted in the course of this analysis, then, similarly to Frozen, most of Sausage Party’s success lies in its universality, even though such universality is played in the opposite way of Frozen: this time, the single characters are granted a greater emotional and psychological depth, while it is their physical aspect that is unrelatable since they are not humans but grocery items. Actual empirical evidence on the effects of viewership identification is still lacking, but a study

  • Analysis Of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain

    1102 Words  | 5 Pages

    Would you feel naked if you saw an x-ray of yourself? What we might not see as sexual in current times could be interpreted differently and perhaps even as pornographic not so long ago. An important development in the visualisation of the human anatomy caused an interesting reaction. In the book The Magic Mountain (1924) by Thomas Mann, his main character Hans Castorp goes to visit his cousin in a sanatorium in Switzerland, because his cousin suffers from tuberculosis. During this time taking x-ray

  • Ben's Initiative In The Graduate

    906 Words  | 4 Pages

    How this scene emphasises Ben as taking the initiative compared to Elaine and how this initiative is important for Ben’s character development in the film as a whole. The film The Graduate is a comedy-drama about Ben, a recent graduate with no well-defined goal in life, who is seduced by his parents' friend, Mrs. Robinson, and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter, Elaine. There is a scene where Ben tries to sabotage his first date with Elaine by driving incautiously ignoring her and forcing

  • Summary Of The Film 'Black Swan'

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    theory (cf. Byron 134f). In this context, one has to mention criminal anthropology and sexology as two pseudo scientific fields that worked to understand human behaviours that were considered abnormal.(cf. Hurley 196f) Criminal anthology used scientific ideas to explain how criminals are a lower form of evolution or more precisely some form of subhuman that can be recognized by certain physical attributes. Sexology used similar ideas to explain why homosexuals and so called inverts and New Woman were

  • Gothic Elements In The Film Black Swan

    1455 Words  | 6 Pages

    1 Introduction When the film Black Swan came out in 2010, it was received very positively, being nominated for five Oscars the next year and even winning the award for best leading actress. Today, seven years later, it is still known for Natalie Portman's portrayal of an unstable ballerina. Mostly categorized as a Horror film, Black Swan can also be argued to be a Gothic story realized on film. When watching the film, I was especially interested to see it's Gothic elements and more precisely how

  • Gender Binary In Sexing The Body

    1520 Words  | 7 Pages

    “a relatively simple surgical solution to one of the most vexing and emotionally fraught conundrums in medicine: how to deal with the birth of an intersexual child” (Colapinto Chapter 2). Colapinto’s diction indicates how clinical applications of sexology during the 1960s were not evaluated for their effectiveness and validity, but rather for their endorsement of a dimorphic understanding of sex. Cultural emphasis on dimorphism was an attempt to regulate gender and sexuality for simplicity and tradition

  • Gender Dysphoria Sociology

    1934 Words  | 8 Pages

    In 1980, the progress of gender dysphoria made its first appearance in the DSM-III (Bryant 1). Gender dysphoria is described as, “A marked incongruence between one’s experience/expressed gender and assigned gender” (American Psychiatric Association 452). Early sexologists Havelock Ellis, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, and Magnus Hirschfeld shaped medical and psychiatric thinking about gender nonconformity dating back to the 19th century. Gender nonconformity became an amplified interest in the 20th century

  • Fredrich Engels: The Rise Of The Monogamous Family

    1868 Words  | 8 Pages

    The first section of the text was contributed by social scientist Fredrich Engels. In this section Fredrich comprises his arguments and focus upon the rise of the Monogamous family as well as its effects upon men, women, and the economic system. Engels' section is initiated by talking about the early humans and their interaction with love, sex, and primordial forms of marriage. Engels' starts by talking about the 'barbaric' era and moves on through civilizations and most of history based on marriage's