Human Sexuality

Television Shows TV shows and movies have evolved during the last fifty years. Did this have a positive effect on the society or did the society change the values shown on TV? TV shows and movies in the fifties show this idealistic family where everything is a routine you follow and there is no escape. However, now a day’s media deals with the real life issues. The main factor to this is: Humanism. Our values have changed. What people considered horrific back in the fifties, is now acceptable. T
Jack Kerouac In Jack Kerouac\'s novels and poetry he is always searching for something to believe in, be it himself, God, or something else. Surprisingly, he manages to also simultaneously be constantly running away. Fear of responsibility and conformity is present in the majority of his works; this is the reason for his elusiveness, and the constant desire and search for a path far removed from the traditional ho-hum home-life leads him to Buddhism, which was then a novel concept in America. Ke
Nightwood Finding its origins in the 1920’s, Surrealism was a movement within the arts dedicated to the dreams and the imagination, defying conscious control of reason and all convention. A product of Modernism, Surrealists purposefully centered their works upon the rejection of tradition. They relied heavily on symbols and associations, and were also highly influenced by Freudian theories. Visual artists within Surrealism - for instance, Dalí, Magritte, or Ernst - depicted elaborate dreamscapes
Power and Alienation Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), a famous Frankfurt school philosopher and Michel Foucault (1926-1984), a philosopher, psychologist and teacher, have very different ideas about sexuality, power, economy and pleasure. While Marcuse maintained the idea that the body should be used as an instrument of pleasure over labor, Foucault believed that society should strive for a new economy characterized as bodies and pleasures. Both give great insight and detail to their arguments, but M
What do feminists find to be objectionable in patriarchy, and are they right to be critical of it? The above illustration is one of many that are used on a daily basis in order to make the understanding and also the highlighting of patriarchy an everyday issue in the daily conflict of gender issues. Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the women’s subordinate position. For two hundred
Women in World War I o The decade following World War I proved to be the most explosive decade of the century. America emerged as a world power, the 19th amendment was ratified, and the expansion of capitalism welcomed the emergence of consumerism. The consumer era was established, which generated new spending opportunities for most Americans in the 1920’s. From the latest fashions to the world of politics, ideologies collided to construct a society based on contradicting principles. These power
Freud He is peeping through a small hole, from which a light comes out and shows his expression. Is it an expression of pleasure? No, it looks like pain he feels. But his eyes are looking so lusty in desire, he is masturbating. I have never seen an expression like this, he is both taking sexual pleasure and feeling a deep pain, plus he seems to be afraid of a mother who might catch him masturbating; he is in such a hurry. But that’s ridiculous, he is a grown up, why would a man be afraid of his
Motivation Lesson 3 Short Answer 1. Define motivation. Provide your own examples of a motive and a drive. Motivation is the process of starting, directing, and maintaining physical and psychological activities; includes mechanisms involved in preferences for one activity over another and the vigor and persistence of responses. For example, a gold medal in a sport event acts as a motive; since it is an honor to win the gold medal, the gold medal acts as a motive so that the participators try thei
The Connection between the Dynamic of Freud and Jung’s Friendship and Contemporary Interpersonal Relationships. The right connection between two individual people can spark something so great that can eventually encompass them and lead to their personal devastation. Many of the most intense emotions arise during the formation, the maintenance, the disruption and the renewal of attachment relationships. The formation of a bond is described as falling in love, maintaining a bond as loving someone
The Sixth Commandment and its Unwritten Rules: Should the Church Compromise to the Modern World? Roman Catholics all over the world refer to the Holy Bible as their guide to how they live. Written in there are parables, chronicles, and “natural” laws that could lead its faithful devotees their way to the promised “eternal life with God”. The Holy Bible’s Ten Commandments is similar to the U.S. Constitution. Like how the Ten Commandments lead the lives of faithful Roman Catholics, the U.S. Consti
Experts debate what forces create a cannibal CANNIBALS That Nathaniel Bar-Jonah may have fed human flesh to unsuspecting friends and neighbors could make this the most ghastly crime in Great Falls\' history. What drives a person to cannibalism? Experts contacted by the Tribune gave theories ranging from early childhood trauma to simple evilness. Dr. Clancy McKenzie, professor of psychology at Capital University in Washington, D.C., worked with cannibal Gary Heidnik, a Pennsylvania man who kidnap
Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Homosexual 1 Running head: Homosexual Homosexual: Homosexual Marriage Soc 1 - Introduction to Sociology December 8, 2003 Homosexual 2 Abstract My DRP Paper is about Gay Marriages. Why and why they should not legalize gay marriage. The importance in children’s roles in gay marriages. The most important questioned asked of all, how would the children react to this, or how would they be brought up. I discuss my opinion on what I think about the gay marriages. I also
:ISLAM AND WOMEN’S SEXUALITY: A RESEARCH REPORT FROM TURKEY The control over women’s sexuality through restriction, coercion, violence or more complicated forms of political and social manipulation remains the most powerful tool of patriarchy in the majority of societies. Religion is often misused, both as an instrument of this control mechanism and as a cultural system, to legitimize the violation of women’s human rights. However, concentrating on the role of religion in constructing women’s sex
Pornography Feminist positions on pornography currently break down into three rough categories. The most common one is that pornography is an expression of male culture through which women are commodified and exploited. A second view, the liberal position, combines a respect for free speech with the principle a woman\'s body, a woman\'s right and thus produces a defense of pornography along the lines of, I don\'t approve of it, but everyone has the right to consume or produce words and images. A
Spanking Spanking, defined as slapping of the buttocks, is a form of hitting and thus of physical violence. That fact alone should make the spanking of children unacceptable by the same standards that protect adults, who are not as vulnerable. However, there is more to spanking than simply hitting: spanking also trespasses on one of the body’s most private and sexual areas—the buttocks. To fully address the wrongness of spanking children, therefore, we must consider not only the issue of physica
SEXUALITY OF WOMEN IN EASTERN TURKEY Overall in many societies, the rights and the status of women have improved considerably in the last century. However, when compared with men, women are still unequally treated in the sense of traditional rituals. Although it differs between countries, cultures and societies, mostly in male-dominated societies, women are expected to obey some certain rules that men do not have to. It is these rules and social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women
Abortion Jasmine, A 14 year old girl, is pregnant she has 3 more years left of high school and needs to establish a place in the real world. She doesn’t even know the father and she’s addicted to marijuana. She has two options, she could have an abortion, or she could have the baby and risk the life of herself and her baby. In cases like these there aren’t very many choices especially for young teenagers. If abortion was illegal then the girl would have to have the baby with no others choices, w
Abortion In Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman\'s right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state criminal
Varieties of “Real Men” 10/14/04 Sociology of Gender In this particular reading, the author discusses the theoretical insight by analyzing how social structures of labor, power, and sexuality affect social interaction mainly with the street, the workplace, and the family. The author, decided to emphasize the significant differences on men and how different situations with crime distinguish their masculinities. The author starts out talking about crime on the streets and how the “deviant street n
The Crucible - John Proctor as a Tragic Hero The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, depicts the story of the Salem witch hunts and the chaos it caused. One of the main characters is John Proctor. Proctor is put through many life-changing decisions. In many cases, a decision he made in one situation led to another problem. Through his life-altering, and ultimately life-ending decisions, John Proctor is the established as the tragic hero of this story. If John Proctor were not such an admirable c
F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald once said An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards. With that being so Fitzgerald wrote what he knew. Out of his generation came the roaring twenties or as Fitzgerald coined it The Jazz Age, and from this comes a depiction of the time The Great Gatsby. As World War I came to an end many Americans felt animosity toward foreigners and radical thinkers because most held them re
Hate Crimes English 9 13 January 2003 “A hate crime is a criminal offense committed against persons, property or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by an offender’s bias against an individual’s or a group’s race, religion, ethnic/national origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.” ( Hate crimes are a big problem in today’s society. They have a big impact on the victim and also the community around the victim. Sometimes people even get killed in the involveme
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I\'ve never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that th
THE ART OF BODY PIERCING There are multiple body art forms in the world today. The art of body piercing has a colorful history that spans many centuries. (History) As a relatively new trend all over the world it represents a new area of interest. Though body piercing is controversial these days, the opinions are divided. The opposition states that rebellion insights body piercing while the practicians say that it brings personal fulfilment. Supporters sustain that body piercing should be viewed
Tribalism Implicit in the founding of the United States is the principle of breaking the bonds of locality based tribalism, and forming a new tribe out of a heterogeneous population. The advent of the Internet, which is, after all, an American invention, has broadened this new definition of tribalism past anything our Founding Fathers could possibly have imagined. Tribalism is a natural tendency in humanity. The Internet has facilitated tribalism by allowing tribes to form based on other factors
Life or Death: Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be
Nastiness on the Net Pornography is a serious problem that faces America’s people today. A problem that jeopardizes our nation’s moral and ethical values and is easily accessible for children and adults alike. Often times the young people accessing such websites in cyberspace aren’t even old enough to understand the complete meaning of human sexuality. More often, the adults accessing these websites, who do have a common understanding of sexuality, begin to obtain distorted views of normal sexua
Nature and the Human Soul: The Shackles of Freedom Meghan Reid Professor Zimmerman Honors English December 1, 1998 Langston Hughes and Kate Chopin use nature in several dimensions to demonstrate the powerful struggles and burdens of human life. Throughout Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and several of Langston Hughes’ poems, the sweeping imagery of the beauty and power of nature demonstrates the struggles the characters confront, and their eventual freedom from those struggles. Nature and freedom co
Child Abuse General Purpose- to persuade Specific Idea- My audience will be persuaded to think that child abuse is a serious problem. Central Idea- I plan to talk about the alarming numbers of child abuse, the causes, and the signs and symptoms, and some solutions we can use. Introduction I. As you hear this, one little girl is crying out in pain, one little boy is begging not to be touched there anymore. II. I am a strong opponent of child abuse. I believe that it is wrong and I have read and d
Freedom of Speech The term Freedom of Speech has a definition that can only be interpreted by the United States Judicial Systems. There are also some administrative lawmaking agencies and Legislators who attempt to interpret the Constitution and create regulations or laws, but in the end, the Judicial System has the final authority in regulating Individual Freedoms. This paper will discuss reasons or aspects of why Free Speech rights should and should not be regulated more and why I feel our Fre
Sigmund Freud Known as the "father of psychology," Freud developed many of the first theories of modern physiology. His ideas and concepts will continue to be studied through the years. He put forth many new concepts about sexuality, consciousness, unconsciousness and instincts. He spent his whole life devoted to discovering the secrets of the human nature. Personally I think this guy was weird. Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiburg. The town of Freiburg later became Pribor and was e
Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), America’s best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. Dickinson’s simply constructed yet intensely felt, acutely intellectual writings take as their subject issues vital to humanity: the agonies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and art. Life Born in
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the halls of justice for many years. Because most of
Film Noir Generally speaking there are certain constants one can expect form a noir film. Typically a noir film has a plot which depicts the dark and inhumane side of human nature with cynicism, and with emphasis on the brutal, unhealthy, shadowy, dark and sadistic sides of the human experience. In a film like Chinatown (1974), a modern-day film noirthriller, the criteria of the dark side of society is fulfilled by Jake\'s investigation of the deceiving world of high crime. Through hard-boiled c
Feminism Generally, feminism means the advocacy of women\'s rights to full citizenship--that is, political, economic, and social equality with men. Feminism encompasses some widely differing views, however, including those advocating female separatism. Modern feminism, which was born with the great democratic revolutions of the 18th century (American and French), differed from its precursors in applying the democratic implications of "the rights of man and the citizen" to women as a group. Abiga
Creatine Monohydrate In the world of sports and athletics there are many different ways that athletes, both professional and amateur, try to train harder and become stronger and improve their skills. Many methods of training include taking many different nutritional supplements and “weight gainers”. One supplement that has been popular in the recent years is creatine monohydrate, or just creatine. Creatine is a controversial nutritional supplement, having both advantages and disadvantages to its
The Catcher In The Rye " I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody around- nobody big, I mean- except me. And I am standing on some edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, is I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff- I mean if they\'re running and they don\'t look where they are going I have to come out of somewhere and catch them. That\'s all I\'d do all day. I\'d just be the catcher i
Same-Sex Marriage You Yu Yeh 4-16-99 English 1B Professor Runyan Essay#2 ¡§Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. It is an association that promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects¡¨, from U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Douglas 1965. Should the definition of family include gay and lesbian partnerships? A surprising decision of a
American History Timeline I. The Prohibition "Experiment" A. Eighteenth Amendment 1. Abolished alcohol 2. Popularity a) Popular- Midwest and South b) Unpopular- East B. Prohibitionists 1. Naive 2. Hostile C. Questionable Conditions 1. Many wanted to violate law just to violate it 2. Wanted a repeal 3. Speakeasies were constructed to drink in without being caught D. Home brew & Bathtub Gin 1. became increasingly popular 2. less liquor was consumed in the days before the amendment II. The Golden A
John Ernst Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck was an American novelist, short storywriter, dramatist, and essayist. He was born in 1902 and died December 20, 1968. He attended Stanford University, specializing in marine biology (Herzberg 1079). Steinbeck’s first published book was Cup of Gold , which was not successful. Tortilla Flat , his first successful novel, was published in 1935. John Steinbeck is best known for his vivid portrayals of the hardship of the Great Depression in Grapes of Wrath ,
Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Hearings On the surface, the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings seemed to be relatively simple, wherein a man who was a candidate for one of the country\'s most prestigious positions was challenged by a former co-worker claiming sexual misconduct. It seemed at first to be a story that the American public was somewhat familiar with: politicians and prestigious men have been linked several times before with charges involving sexual misconduct. However, when we get a clo
SIGMUND FREUD THE FATHER OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in 1939. He was a successful psysiologist, medical doctor, and psychologist. He was recognized as one of the most influential and respected thinkers of the twentieth century. He originally worked in close association with Joseph Bruer, and created the theory of psychology. He refined teh concept of the unconscious, of infatile sexuality, of repression, and proposed a tri-partite account of the mind\'s structure
Thomas Hardy Few things attract more attention than controversy, and no other author knows that better than Thomas Hardy. During the late 19th, and early 20th centuries, Hardy’s work shocked the public and threw the critics into an uproar. And yet, he managed to change the face of literature for the better. Mr. Hardy’s work was filled with controversial topics, and his influence is evident in many different aspects of literature. As the child of a professional stonemason, Thomas Hardy was taught
Sexual Development Psychology 245 Final Paper #2 Harold Martinez Dec-7-1998 Sexual development occurs when human beings define their sexual orientations and behavior towards society. Everyday before adulthood, our sexuality gets shaped by a handful of factors like family values, social and cultural expectations, gender, and peer pressure. Factors will define our sexual inclinations, will create taboos and will label us either as normal persons or degenerates. Society labels people as normal or d
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights "Let me ask you something… if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis?" This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the "Marijuana Tax Act" of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini ("Against Drug Prohibition" ix). The legal acceptance of alcohol, however, does not exclude it from the category of a "
One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding: Its Origins, Popularity and Demise March 7, 1998 In addressing the subject of footbinding, one primary difficulty becomes apparent - that much remains within the realm of the unknowable. Any factual knowledge about the practice may only be drawn from 19th- and 20th-century writings, drawings or photographs. In addition, many of these documents represent a distinctly Western point of view, as they are primarily composed of missionary accounts and the lit
Psychiatrist and Psychologist Freud, Sigmund 1865- 1939 Sigmund Freud is the founder of modern psychoanalysis. His earlier research led him to figure out that the mind was divided into two parts- the concious mind and the uncontious mind. He also believed that in order to unlock the uncontious mind you would do so through hypnosis. He also believed that the uncontious mind speaks through dreams. He found that there are three elements to the human mind, the id, which is the pleasure seeking part,
Mass Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information
The Causation of Serial Killers People become serial killers for many reasons. Serial Killers are people with three or more seperate events with an emotional cooling off period between homicides with an emotional cooling- off period between homicides with each murder taking place at a different location. (Schechter and Everitt, 69). Serial killers are the most frightening psychopaths because they do not reveal any of the basic human emotions- empathy, conscience, or remorse, (Schechter and Everi
Cold Sassy Tree In Cold Sassy Tree, the theme of human sexuality is well developed and thoroughly explored. Olive Ann Burns develops this theme through the actions of Grandpa Blakeslee, Love Simpson, and Will Tweedy. Grandpa\'s story of living with Granny but not having sex with her showed how a man\'s feelings can change when he is not allowed to have the sexual side of a marriage. Soon he began to think of Granny as more of a sister or friend than as a wife. Shortly thereafter he was vulnerabl