heterosexuality


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Synonyms for heterosexuality

a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex

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Probably this lack of scientific curiosity has to do with the fact that the majority of people mostly heterosexuals, but not always-consider unadulterated heterosexuality to be the norm with anything else a deviation.
Wittig debates the metaphysics of substance, but maintains the human subject as the metaphysical scene of influence, is familiarized to the capacity of language to subdue and reject women, disagrees with genitally arranged sexuality intrinsically, and advances the entire duty of the formation to sexual reproduction and its tool, obligatory heterosexuality.
Applewhite never directly discusses the sexual dynamics of the oedipal rivalry depicted in Southern fiction and thus does not address alternative resolutions to the son's sexual development, an omission which implicitly positions heterosexuality as the preferred outcome.
Tin argues that the Middle Ages represented a transitional period during which an ancient warrior celebration of homosocial male bonds was eclipsed by a new emphasis on heterosexuality manifested in the emerging ideals of courtly love and the chivalric code.
Prescription for Heterosexuality is a useful contribution to postwar gender studies, augmenting, for example, the work of historian Elaine Tyler May.
This is especially the case if we understand love to be the public face of something called "heterosexuality," and if we understand that heterosexuality was a relatively recent invention by 1924--a structure of desire bearing very little similarity to the heterosexuality we know today: In the pages that follow, I want to play out the implications of the metonymic substitution that my title enacts.
While others had offered revisionist histories, Katz refocused the narrative from a homo- to a heterosexual one, challenging the assumption that heterosexuality is, in his own words, "unchanging, universal, essential: ahistorical.
It is further argued that educators' elimination of the struggles and accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from P-12 curricula is an act of oppression--a clear, sometimes unconscious privileging of heterosexuality that contributes to the alienation and violence routinely endured by the LGBT-identified/perceived/questioning youth in their care.
The article says that while such dramatic plot twists may keep kids glued to television and movie theatre screens, they also elevate heterosexuality to powerful, magical heights.
Kwabena Peat, 54, walked out of a training session at Park View Academy in Haringey, north London, after claiming Sue Sanders from campaign group School's Out questioned why people thought heterosexuality was natural.
Moreover, with writers such as Smart claiming there now exist a variety of 'heterosexualities', it could be questioned whether her suggestion is applicable to stripping, in that the strip club may actually present one way in which women can positively express, rather than be repressed by, heterosexuality.
Stacey Campfield (R), would have prohibited schools from teaching about any sexuality other than heterosexuality and was proposed as a response to complaints from parents.
He told Wossy: "He's a challenge to my heterosexuality.
She challenges the dominance of heterosexuality in public spaces.