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Gender And Sexuality Essay

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Gender and Sexuality on so Many Levels When the word sexuality or gender are brought up in a conversation, there is always that one person in the group that all of a sudden gets that uncomfortable feeling, and begins to shy away to the corner. Why, do we, as a society and a culture, let ourselves be so confused; and unsure when it comes to these subjects. Are we really that uncomfortable about who we are, and what and what not to do to stay "cool," or "socially normal?" In the United States of America we as the people that govern this country have every, and almost all freedoms that anyone could ask for. Yet time in and time out we jumble so many different ways of life into our own that we ...view middle of the document...

Alternatively, a person may have two sexual identities, one as a man and one as a woman.The first thing a person usually thinks of when they think of a "man" or a "woman" is their characteristic attributes. Now every one believes that a man should have bulging muscles and a masculine type body. A female should have curves and a smaller more petit body. So for example take women in athletics, every woman that has ever participated the Olympic games has to go through an intense gynecological physical, while men do not (Rothenberg:49). So why can't women with equal strengths as men participate with them in any competitive fields? The same goes for men, there is no doubt that men vary in size just as women do, but because men are not to ever get beaten by a women, they keep us away from each other, that is why professional sporting events will never be mixed gender. While we are on the athletic aspect of things, lets talk about sexuality in athletics. Why is it that men and women cannot share the same showers or dress in the same rooms together? I believe that this is why we as humans are so uncomfortable about our nakedness and become unable to sit back and ponder that we were made like this for a reason. If co-ed everything did exist, I think that all sex crimes in the nation would go down tremendously. I'm not saying to start this right now as college students, I would like it just as much as the rest of the male student body, but it's just not going to happen any time soon. That is why we must start with our children; they are already desensitized more than we were as children, from television, video games, and their surroundings. But parents need to be more open with their children about sex, its just like anything else if you grow up around something all of your life, it is much harder to feel uncomfortable when it comes to that subject. I'm not saying that everyone should go out and have sex with any one and everyone, I'm just saying that if we were more comfortable about it, that we would not have a many premarital children, not as many sexual diseases, and first dates would be a lot easier to go on! I am not talking about just sex, this objective way of thinking can be used for...

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