Reflection On Humanism And Sexism

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I have what I consider to be a very sex positive way of looking at the world. I view sexual behavior as acceptable as long as it is between consenting adults. In conjunction with this idea, said sexual behavior must not harm or involve an unconsenting individual. That goes for women, men, and gender-nonconforming individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.
However, I myself do not care too much about sexual attraction or sexual behaviors outside of an academic standpoint. This is because I am someone who identifies under the umbrella of asexuality. That being said, it should be no surprise that I lean toward asceticism rather than hedonism. While I do enjoy the pleasures of life, I am more concerned with cultivating
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While I do agree with elements of most of the religious and philosophical perspectives talked about in Chapter 19, Humanism is by far the most fitting for me. Though it does not pertain to sexuality, I agree with the Humanism idea that our morals and values should come from the human experience rather than a divine power. Humanism embodies the idea that every person is responsible for themselves and their values. Specifically, Humanism suggests that as individuals we must make our own choices and take responsibility for those choices. I agree with this, especially regarding sexual behavior. Moreover, it frowns upon toxic and/or detached relationships. Instead, it teaches that true intimacy is the ultimate goal when it comes to relationships and sex. This is an idea that I very much agree with. To me, a romantic relationship cannot be fulfilling without true intimacy. I do not especially like “hook-up culture,” which has seemingly become more and more popular within the past decade. To this effect, Humanism’s take on impersonal relationships mirrors my …show more content…
I do not appreciate the “love the sinner but hate the sin” standpoint, either. To most LGBT people, including myself, it is almost more offensive for someone to preach this idea. Despite what those who believe in it might think, this mindset contributes to violence against the LGBT community in the same way that total rejectionist ideas do. They are two sides of the same coin.
When I was younger, I synthesized my opinions about sexuality in conjunction with my parents’. Movies, TV shows, and books also helped shaped my opinions on sexuality as it related to heterosexuality. As I grew older, though, I started to get into internet communities that shaped my view of sexuality. Although I didn’t know I was queer yet, I found myself drawn to LGBT issues and theories about

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