WHAT IS SEXUALITY?

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Ideological constructs of gender and sexuality arise from cultural constructions and differ from culture to culture. A cross cultural perspective makes it clear that societies organize their thinking about sex, gender, sexuality, and gender identity in different, but perhaps not unlimited ways. Gender variant people have been documented in numerous cultures and nations around the world.

The acronym LGBTQQIP2SAA recognizes the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation in the contemporary era. However these identity categories existed from time-immemorial and were revered as well. Native cultures often held gender variant individuals in high regard, valuing them for their unique intellectual and artistic aptitudes and important economic and social contributions. Hundreds of distinct societies around the globe have their own long-established traditions for third, fourth, fifth, or more genders.

The “Two-Spirit” a term used to characterize Native American people who adopted diversified gender and sexual roles, attributes, dress and demeanor for personal, spiritual, cultural, ceremonial or social reasons until colonization altered their world. The term “Two-Spirit” is used today to universally signify the Indigenous LGBTQ community and is part of the counter hegemonic discourse of resistance and reclamation of unique histories. (para, Maheux & Choukas-Bradley, 2020).

Sexuality is between the sheets

The sexuality list is endless. It represents Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer, Straight, Asexual, Polysexual, etc.

“Sexuality” has shifting meaning over time, a meaning that is completely dependent on the discourse from that time and place. This shift cannot be understood as right or wrong, I don’t believe, depending on how accurately a phenomenon is characterized. Rather, there is no right or wrong outside the agreement at the time of the accepted meaning (Foucault, 1999).

Sexuality comes down to two things, attraction and romance. Some people are attracted to the opposite sex, heterosexual, some attracted to the same-sex, lesbian and gay, some are attracted to both sexes, bisexual, some feel gender doesn’t matter, pansexual or queer, some transgenders are heterosexual, some are lesbian or gay, and even bisexual. Sexuality is seen in the field of sociology as being genetically determined or a personal lifestyle choice. As Weber (2001) commented, “ Thus, whether homosexuality and, of course heterosexuality are viewed as genetically determined or as lifestyle choices to a large extent shapes how homosexuals and heterosexuals will be treated in the social order” (p.84).

Why not watch a video questioning sexuality: IT’S A GAY WORLD

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Digital StoryTelling-Rethinking Gender,Sex and Sexuality
Module 1 Digital Storytelling - Rethinking Gender Sex and Sexuality-
Unit 1 Welcome
Unit 2 Syllabus For Review
Unit 3 Introduction
Unit 4 Digital Storytelling For Students
Unit 5 Theory Equations
Unit 6 The Genderbread Person and Digital StoryTelling
Module 2 Gender Identity Theories-
Unit 1 Does gender matter?
Unit 2 Constructing Gender
Unit 3 Gender Theory: Constructivism Theory
Unit 4 Gender Theory: Essentialism Theory
Unit 5 Gender Theory: Environmental Theory
Unit 6 Trans Identity Defined
Unit 7 Trans Identity
Module 3 The Role Of Biological Sex-
Unit 1 Does sex matter?
Unit 2 Understanding Biological Sex
Module 4 What Is Sexuality-
Unit 1 Does sexuality matter?
Unit 2 Understanding sexuality
Unit 3 Pansexuality≠Bisexuality
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