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    Chapter 3 was interesting and its starting to give me a better understanding of sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is how you identify yourself, sexual behavior and attraction. There are many different categories that people identify themselves as. Everyone knows the fundamental groups, heterosexual, gay, and bisexual; their plenty more that I personally wasn't aware of until this week. Asexual is someone who doesn't desire sex, and pansexuals are attracted to everything and don't categorize…

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    problems. LGBTQ+ are still facing discrimination. Yes, we have recently passed protective legislation, but there is a long way to go before we reach equal protection. My goal is to find a way to achieve true equality amongst the different sexual orientations and gender identities. Growing up, I was always treated differently, but it took me years to figure out why. Ever since fifth grade, I was bullied for being different. I was afraid to go to school. I had been beaten up for seemingly no…

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    distinguishing character or personality of us humans” and when someone is a victim of sexual violence like “rape” or when someone’s sexual orientation is violated thought negative comment, it is this distinguishing character” that is violated: one’s name, body and even soul is tampered with when their sexuality is being disrespected.it therefore is no wonder that victims of sexual assault and violation of their sexual orientation often feel that their have no place in society and usually take…

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    those in power, makes it wrong. The United States only recently changed their laws to accept gay marriage. The subject in question is sexual orientation and whether it is a result of nature (physically-based) or nurture (socially/culturally-based). This research paper will show that sexual orientation is not because of nurture, but because of nature. Sexual orientation is not something that a person chooses; it is how they were born. It is a product of evolution,…

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    The biological theory of the origin of sexual orientation proposes various ideas about the etiology of this sexual behavior. One of the most famous is called the Neurohormonal Theory. For instance, Bailey, Dunne, and Martin describe this theory by saying that “homosexual people have been subject to atypical levels of hormones in development [in the womb], thus causing sex-atypical neural differentiation” (524). In addition, Throckmorton states that “in straight men, the right hemisphere is…

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    Inmate Sexual Orientation

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    Types of Sexuality Based on the social dynamics of correctional facilities, some inmates have rationalized their sexual behaviors when incarcerated (Marcum 2014). In an attempt to acclimate and survive in a turbulent, violent environment, some inmates have adopted a new (social) role (Blackburn, Fowler, and Mullings 2014). Sexual orientation is one aspect that has been documented to be rather fluid among inmates once they have adjusted to the prison lifestyle (Hensley, Tewksbury, and Wright…

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    Sexual orientation is ones sexual identity in accordance to their sexual and erotic affections and attractions. According to Garnets, “sexual orientation is determined by multiple influences, including a wide range of sociocultural factors.” (Garnets 297) She notes that you must incorporate these factors including race, gender, and class when you consider one’s sexual identity instead of examining it alone. These factors play an enormous role in the portrayal of sexual orientation in film. This…

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    Sexual orientation is one of the largest sex differences in humans. While the vast majority of the population is heterosexual, there is a small portion of people that are bisexual and heterosexual, who are attracted to the same sex. According to Freberg (2015), sexual orientation is “a stable pattern of attraction to members of a particular sex (p.344).” In this research paper, I will briefly discuss the biological contributions to sexual orientation. We will first discuss the contributions of…

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    gentlemen, were a seventeenth-century invention.” Something akin to this can be said about sexual orientation: Heterosexuals, like typewriters and urinals (which are deemed obviously for gentlemen), were inventions of the 1860s. Contrary to their cultural presumptions and the lies of what soon came to be referred to as “orientation essentialism,” “straight” and “gay” are not entirely absolute labels. Sexual orientation is a conceptual scheme with a dim-lighted history. It is a history that had…

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    First, many studies show that sexual orientation is not related to factors such as parental warmth or parenting styles. It is also not related to family structure. It is likely the role of prenatal hormones that influence sexual orientation because it develops during the prenatal period. These hormones impact the development of the hypothalamus which is where sexual attraction is rooted. There are four possible mechanisms for prenatal hormone influences on the developing brain. The first…

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