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    Anti-pornography and Pro-sexuality Throughout history human sexuality has been an essential need to our existence. We engage in sexual activities for procreation and stimuli, but since the turn of the 20th century the United States society has scrutinized individuals need to self fulfill, therefore establishing anti- pornography social groups, feminist social groups and rivaling pro sexuality groups. There have been cases When Individuals hear the term anti- pornography the association of…

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    Repressive Sexuality: The Bell Jar depicts Esther’s relationship with herself, to be a “surveyed self” (Gentry, 47). It shows how self can operate in relation to body image and sexuality through idioms of “the fashioned self” (Pelt, 15) and Esther’s confrontations with sexual orientation in The Bell Jar. It links Esther’s identity process with that of the broader organizations of patriarchal power within American society. Esther seems to be in conflict with the idea of sexuality. She…

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    Female sexuality has often been a topic of immorality in hardboiled novels. However, in James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce, female sexuality is a means to get to the top. In order to please her intransigent daughter, the protagonist of the novel decided to put her aptitude for cooking to good use and open up a restaurant. One restaurant turns to three, and it seems that Mildred’s success knows no bounds. All of this occurs, of course, due to Mildred’s tenacity and perseverance, but also because she…

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    such as Abstinence-Only, a majority of these adolescents lack the knowledge to make that decision responsibly, often resulting in unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. In order to provide the knowledge needed, Comprehensive Sexuality Education should be offered, if not mandatory, in all fifty states. The history of Abstinence-Only began primarily in 1981 when Congress passed the Adolescent Family Act Law, more commonly referred to as the ‘chastity law.’ Within this law,…

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    Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Schools The sexual health education offered in schools across the globe ranges from complete avoidance of the topic to AO (abstinence only) education to CSE (comprehensive sexual education) and the relative merits of different programs are hotly debated. The central focus of AO programs is the message that sexual activity should be avoided until marriage, while CSE programs typically include factual information about how to prevent pregnancy and STIs…

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    teaching and educating teenagers on sex education and relationships. So how does our current education on teenage sexuality impact teenage kids now? And what are the most productive methods in educating our sons and daughters to be more careful and responsible of their own well-being? This matter cannot be taken lightly and carelessly. “Teenage sexuality is not a ‘boy thing’. Teenage sexuality is a teenage thing” (Kasey Ferris). They need to know, learn, and understand on how to make better…

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    views that traverse gender and modernization issues. In La Ronde, Arthur Schnitzler, explores sexuality in Germany. Interestingly, what is considered as common in the modern West today is prevalent in La Ronde’s modern social milieu as both men and women actively pursue sex as they please. Nevertheless, gendered values in the earlier century significantly shaped how men and women viewed female sexuality. While illustrating males who strongly objectify and sexualize women, La Ronde nonetheless…

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    The concept of sexuality is quite tangible as there are varying layers to an individual which can lead to distinct and new perspectives upon sexual orientations and behaviors. The delicate topics of prostitution, pornography, and sexuality can cause a controversial barrier between society, which can furthermore lead to the destruction of ideal social constructs. In this day and age, societal norms are pushed down the throats of society so when something quite new and out of the ordinary is…

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    The short story “The Storm” by Kate Chopin deals with the subject of feminine sexuality and passion. During the 19th Century, women’s sexual desire was suppressed by the societal constraints; and also they were not allowed to take any decision about their sexual life. This story indicates how a woman, who was not happy with her marriage, tries to conform to the norms of the society by dedicating herself to domesticity and her married life. However, she transgresses the norms and customs of the…

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    treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one of them. All throughout history there has been an unfair double standard of sexuality between men and women. The short story “Lust” was written during the time period of the sexual revolution, which holds meaning behind the theme. Susan Minot exposes the double standard of sexuality throughout her short story. The whole basis of “Lust” was the sexual revolution. It was a time for sexual rebellion. PBS.org states, “At the…

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