Flashcards in Chapter 11 Deck (11)
When did homosexual enter the english language?
Why is homosexual not an accepted term anymore?
- when the word was created it wasn’t describing feelings/attraction or behaviour, it was describing a kind of person/identity
We don’t use that term anymore because it’s historically used to describe someone as/ identify some as immoral, corrupt or mentally insane/sick
Sexual identify extends beyond who they prefer to have sex with. What else does sexual identity engender?
1. Self perceptions
2. Political views (solidarity amongst women)
Are terms like gay, queer, and heterosexual adjs or nouns?
They’re adjs and describe one facet of a person
Why do health care practitioners use MSM rather than gay men?
- Many MSM don’t identify as gay and may exclude themselves from research that’s not explicitly for MSM
What is asexuality?
A lack of sexual attraction for others
What percent of people are asexual as reported by a study in UK? What else did the study suggest?
It suggested that asexuality isnt pathological and shouldn’t be seen as a dysfunction
What is heterosexism?
Heterosexism assumes heterosexuality is the gold standard of “normal” behaviour. It minimizes lgbtq+ ppls and creates a breeding ground for hate, fear, internalized homophobia, and violence
What are 3 things affectional orientation includes?
- sexual attraction
- sexual fantasies
- sexual partner
What is the issue with research on l/g orientation?
- theres no research on how individuals develop heterosexual orientation
- people don’t identify one way their entire existence