Presentation on theme: "By: Nikki. Heterosexual: relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward individuals of the opposite sex. Homosexual: relating."— Presentation transcript:
Heterosexual: relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward individuals of the opposite sex. Homosexual: relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of same sex. Straight: honest, honourable, or upright, as conduct, dealings, methods, or persons. (adj.) Gay: having or showing a merry, lively mood. (adj.) Source: www.dictionary.com Source: Google Images
The word heterosexual did not exist at this time. The terms “true womanhood” and “true manhood” which just described gender characteristics In 1868 Karl Kertbeny coined the terms heterosexual and homosexual in private conversation which he later used the word homosexuality in public to reform sodomy laws. He used heterosexuality in 1880 in defense of homosexuality.
Source: Google Images Dr. James Kiernan brought the terms heterosexuality and homosexuality to the US in 1892 but the terms are used differently than today. Heterosexual was the erotic feelings for a different sex. Homosexual was erotic feelings for the same sex. Psycho-sexual hermaphroditism as the inclinations to both sexes and resorted to abnormal methods of gratification.
Source: Google Images Heterosexuality was redefined as the procreant urge linked to unstoppable lust. The lesbian was now present and defined as a women’s lust and passionate romantic friendships with women. The term heterosexuality emerged from medical circles to mainstream vocabulary. Heterosexuality was established as hegemonic. A world view that made homosexuals especially lesbians invisible put stress on heterosexuality.
Source: Google Images “Rare Cancer Seen in Homosexuals” wrote the New York Times in 1981. This is known as AIDS which sealed gay peoples fate as social outsiders. Clinton’s compromise on the military. “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” This resulted from a man being murdered. Colorado’s Amendment 2 stated that “Discrimination to gays was not the same as other minorities because gay people choose this lifestyle.” Marriage was defined as a legal union of a man and women by the Defence of Marriage Act.
Dharman Jeyasignham’s (2010) study: “Building Heterosexuality; the social and material reconstruction of men’s public toilets as spaces of heterosexuality.” Homophobia is seen as deviant and immoral and because of this any closeness with another male is viewed as homosexual. Men have taken this to the bathroom where in a public bathroom there is this unwritten rule that you cannot stand beside another man to pee if there is another urinal open. Source: Google Images GOOD Source: Google Images BAD
Source: Google Images Many Men have oriented around the middle ground as to whether they are visually perceived as gay or straight through hair, clothing, voice and body language. Metro-sexual emerged in 1994. The Metro- sexual man is defined by Mark Simpson as “ the single young man with a high disposable income, living or working in the city.”
After metrosexuality became these new terms to describe the close relationship between men that aren’t sexual. Bromance= brother + romance Man-date= men socializing together, like that a straight man would organise with a woman Man-crush = when a man has a crush on another man in terms of idolising him but is not sexual Murse= man purse Source: Google Images
Girl-crush= when a girl has a crush on another girl out of admiration and adoration that is not sexual. Can Anyone think of any others? Words to describe women’s relationships that are not sexual are not really heard of. Can anyone think of why? Source: Google Images