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					Today’s Lecture:

Sexual Orientation

Number:

19

Lecture Organization: • Class Announcements

• Gays

• Gay Rights Movement

Time
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Class Announcements

exam -- examine the handout

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Class Announcements

Exam -- can retake any portion with slight grade penalty -- the higher of (a) average of the two (b) one step grade penalty

Questions?
Time

The Struggle of Sexual Orientation
-- today we consider a different kind of struggle -- Warning! This is controversial -- I don’t want a “Welcome Back Kotter” atmosphere in the class. -- I want only your ideas, not crude remarks.

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The Struggle of Sexual Orientation
1. Questions:

Question: Question:

How is this struggle Should gays have civil differentprotection? rights from the other struggles we have seen so far?

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1. Similarities with other movements: -- numerical minority -- striking level of social distance (don’t want to touch them or have them over for dinner) (separate swimming pools?)

Question: Question: -- You are seeing more homosexualQuestion: the culture imagery in Question: Why is this? respectcombated? to movements? 2. Differences with other movementsotherdiscrimination?
Time
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Question: Do gayWhatolder someto have no Is this movement of of it -- what effect will this have whenwomen seem sortthe in the Does are generation is that matter? longer around (what will your generationgay men period? easier than between this and differences do) be with its Jackiecan this How Robinson
-- ability to hide the trait Sean Wilson. 2007. Copyright,

Question:

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Being Gay
1. Psychology in the 1950s -- “this is a disorder”

-- treat it with therapy
2. Genetic Component? • Identical twins are at greater risk

• transplanting a gene into fruit flies (making them gay)

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3. “Female brain?”

Hypothalamus:
(Gland in the brain that is known to have something to do with the expression of “male” sexual behavior) -- Sheep study – “males” have a larger hypothalamus?

Why What is male words do sample size is Caution: I have the and low behavior -- studies of gay men: male and female in female? quotes? • hypothalamus appears smaller than heterosexual men
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(sheep who are attracted to females, regardless of their chromosomes, have larger hypothalamus than sheep Question: Question: attracted to males) Chromosomes versus

They have a “woman’s” hypothalamus
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• a section of the fibers connecting right and left hemispheres is one-third larger for gay men.

(synthetic capacity)
5. Pre-natal hormone theory
illustration

conception -- rat fetus

hormones

Scientists can make gay rats by manipulating the hormones that rat fetus are exposed to
-- female sheep

Question:

How does the scientific (also become homosexual if their pregnant mothers are evidence affect the injected with testosterone during a critical gestation debate?
period).
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-- critical period: middle of the 2nd and 5th months.

Being Gay
5. Alternate theories -- resurgence in the clinical treatment option? (one psychologist claims to be “reorienting” people) -- one possibility: • some people are oriented one way or the other

Question: • some people are “ambidextrous” Question: What if it turns out that How does the things” • some people can be trained to likehormones cause prenatal “somescientific it,evidence affect the (counseling at the margin) what does that say? debate?
• some people like nothing (“asexual”)
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6. Gay Marriage -- it is remarkably similar to what voting was for women -- if marriage is allowed, you can have this out in the open, legitimately (kids can be taught it is legitimate) Question:

Question:

What dodoes thinkissue cart Does this issue the courts (affection can be displayed in public) put the do What you this
unions)

will do for this issue? before the horse? politically withthe movement (this explains the debate between marriage and civil
-- “they are together, but it is not marriage”
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