Gender and sexuality: emerging perspectives from the heterosexual epidemic in south africa and implications for hiv risk and prevention acquiescent femininity and hegemonic masculinity are both cultural ideals and are upheld by a system of sanctions and rewards women who do not comply, or express resistance, suffer marginalization and. Masculinity-femininity: society's difference dividend the stunning popularity of the mars&venus books shows that our culture’s views on masculinity and femininity haven’t really changed since the days of sex-role theory implicitly assumes that our culture values the characteristics of each sex equally and that they complement each. In kwazulu-natal, south africa, the ways in which teenage africans construct sexuality is imbued with high cultural value that honours virginity and female resp virginity and virtue: african masculinities and femininities in the making of teenage sexual culturessexualities - deevia bhana, 2016.
In contemporary america, hegemonic masculinity is defined by physical strength and bravado, exclusive heterosexuality, suppression of vulnerable emotions such as remorse and uncertainty, economic independence, authority over women and other men, and intense interest in sexual conquest.
Femininity (also called girlishness, womanliness or womanhood) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with girls and womenfemininity is partially socially constructed, being made up of both socially-defined and biologically-created factors this makes it distinct from the definition of the biological female sex, as both males and females can exhibit feminine traits. This paper draws on raewyn connell's notion of hegemonic masculinity and reflections on emphasized femininities to argue that these sexual, and male violent, practices are rooted in and flow from cultural ideals of gender identities. The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of chinese culture and society at the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in the realm of gender chinese femininities/chinese masculinities is a mix of illuminating historical and ethnographic studies of gender from the 1700s to the present. Virginity and virtue: african masculinities and femininities in the making of teenage sexual cultures these cultural ideals create an imperative that reproduces and reinforces notions of male power african masculinities and femininities in the making of teenage sexual cultures.
Sexuality education must address and encourage young people to engage with ideals of masculinity and notions of femininity based on cultural prescriptions and widespread forms of gender inequalities as bell and aggleton ( 2014 ) note, intervention programs must be driven by and informed by local contexts. Sex, gender, and popular culture course objectives: this course examines the “making” of masculinities and femininities (and everything else in between) within popular culture through a variety of theoretical perspectives (but primarily rather to refer to cultural ideals for the performance of gender roles gender is not fixed but is.
Sociology of gender in sociology, we make a distinction between sex and gender sex are the biological traits that societies use to assign people into the category of either male or female, whether it be through a focus on chromosomes, genitalia or some other physical ascription. Rosalind gill and christina scharff's edited collection, new femininities: postfeminism, neoliberalism and subjectivity, provides an excellent road map for understanding gender, contemporary media and pop culture today. Virginity and virtue: african masculinities and femininities in the making of teenage sexual cultures deevia bhana university of kwazulu-natal, south africa sexualities.
In western culture, effeminate men are often associated with homosexuality, although femininity is not necessarily related to a man's sexuality because men are normalized and pressured to be masculine and heterosexual, feminine men are otherized and assumed to be gay or queer because of how they perform their gender. View femininities and sexualities research papers on academiaedu for free. Femininities and masculinities are not descriptors of sexual orientation femininities and masculinities are plural—there are many forms of femininity and many forms of masculinity what gets defined as feminine or masculine differs by region, religion, class, national culture, and other social factors. This paper provides a cultural perspective of tween girls' dressing in singapore while much of the work within this region has focused on girls' identities and roles as students (ie how do we help girls do better in school), this paper is concerned with girls' young femininities.
Femininities, masculinities, sexualities nancy j chodorow published by the university press of kentucky chodorow, j femininities, masculinities, sexualities: freud and beyond and to ignore or occlude cultural, racial, ethnic, class, and historical variation. Sex, gender, and popular culture course objectives: rather to refer to cultural ideals for the performance of gender roles gender is not fixed but is contextual, deeply impacted by history, race, and class femininities jean kilbourne, “the more you subtract, the more you add.