Sexual Orientation Theory

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irst of all, in evaluating this website already implied a very conservative view on homosexuality. Usually the liberal(and everyone who supports and respects homosexuality)says sexual orientation is something that we cannot choose, but just an inborn nature that we have to accept and has to be respected just as other fundamental human rights. However, after reading this article and our textbook on queer theory and the four current theories on the different factors that may contribute to a person’s sexual orientation are the following: psychoanalytic, social-cognitive, cognitive-developmental, gender schema theories. Within these theories sex chromosomal abnormalities, nature and nurture, hormones, identification, socialization, gender stability, …show more content…
The young boy used to always get physically abused by his father and his mother would comfort him. I think this plays a huge card on what causes someone to change their sexual orientation to the same gender. This theory is called the cognitive- developmental theory, where 'gender identification, stability, and constancy' take place. This was in the early stages of his life where he wasn’t able to identify himself with the same sex parent since he was thought as a monster and found comfort in his feminine, docile mother. He used to idolize his mother for always being there to comfort him after.
For example, social cognitive and cognitive development theories say what we see and learn from our parents is very important and highly influences on our behavior, since we learn the "gender role" from them and this affects a boy to act like a boy and a girl to act like a girl, but this made me start thing about how he could not have a relationship with his
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If they would be damaged or will it have to be with the age of when their parent got divorced. All of these factors could initiate a change of events.To me, gender schema theory appears to be the most plausible theory among the above mentioned theories. Each theory has its own strength, but has also many faults that are overlooking important factors. However, it made me start thinking about how this explanation seems to overlook our inherent masculinity and feminine nature, like the our discussion for unit one: Fun with the Bem. Boys can be emotional and girly and girls can be manly like boys, I was able to read my classmates scores and some were more masculine females or neutral other opposite, but this doesn't mean that girly boys are gay or manly girls are lesbians. It is our society that gives us the strong bias and stereotypes that boys should be manly and insensitive and girls should be emotional, which repress us to express ourselves more

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