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Gender and sexuality studies is a collective term for the interdisciplinary study of human gender and sexuality. It includes such fields as Women's Studies, Lesbian and Gay Studies, and Gender Studies. Some scholars in those fields reject this term. Interdisciplinary work is that which integrates concepts across different disciplines. ... Binomial name Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies Homo sapiens idaltu (extinct) Homo sapiens sapiens Human beings define themselves in biological, social, and spiritual terms. ... Gender, for the purposes of this article, is the perceived or projected (self-identified) masculinity or femininity of a person or characteristic. ... Human sexuality is the expression of sexual feelings. ... With stylus and tablet, an upper-class Pompeiian demonstrates her privilege: literacy Womens studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning women, feminism, gender, and politics. ... Gender studies is a theoretical work in the social sciences or humanities that focuses on issues of sex and gender in language and society, and often addresses related issues including racial and ethnic oppression, postcolonial societies, and globalization. ...


Some basic topics/key words in gender and sexuality studies to get started: (note that some of these may not have that much to do with G&SS itself, but rather with the subjects studied in G&SS)

Slang terms for keyword searches: butch, femme, drag queen, faggot, dyke, trannie. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, sometimes written Aids) is a human disease characterized by weakening of the bodys immune system and capacity to fight infection and certain cancers. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females. ... A collar is a common symbol of BDSM. BDSM is a term which describes a number of related patterns of human sexual behaviour. ... Erotophobia is the fear of marriage or romantic relationships, especially by a man or in regards to heterosexual romance. ... Susan Faludi is a feminist and author of two well-known books: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women (1992; ISBN 0385425074) Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man (1999) Backlash argued that the 1980s saw a backlash against feminism, especially due to the spread of negative stereotypes against career... This is a partial list of confirmed and debated famous lesbian, bisexual, or gay people. ... Feminism is a body of social theory and a political movement primarily based on, and motivated by, the experiences of women. ... Gay, in addition to meaning happy, also means, simplistically, preferring the same sex (i. ... Queer has traditionally meant strange or unusual, but is most often used in reference to homosexuals and other sexual minorities. ... This list enables those interested in the subject to monitor changes to the pages by clicking on Related changes in the sidebar. ... The Gay Games are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay and lesbian community. ... Gay Pride in San Francisco The gay pride or simply pride campaign of the gay rights movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of what they are, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Gender-blind (or unisex) is a term describing activities undertaken and services provided without regard to the gender of those who participate. ... A gender gap is a disparity between genders involving quality or quantity. ... In sociology, gender identity describes the gender with which a person identifies (i. ... A bagpiper in Scottish military uniform. ... Genital modification and genital mutilation are controversial terms. ... Heterosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love or sexual desire exclusively for members of the opposite sex or gender, contrasted with homosexuality and distinguished from bisexuality and asexuality. ... A belief or argument that male-female sexuality is the only natural or moral mode of sexual behavior. ... The History of Sexuality is also the title of a book, by Michel Foucault. ... Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex. ... Homosexuality may refer to: A sexual orientation characterized by aesthetic attraction, romantic love, and sexual desire primarily for members of the same sex or gender identity. ... The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) is an international organization bringing together lesbian and gay groups from around the world. ... An intersexual or intersex person (or animal of any unisexual species) is one who is born with genitalia and/or secondary sexual characteristics of indeterminate sex, or which combine features of both sexes. ... Often misused as a measure of sexual orientation, the Kinsey scale is a graphic representation to describe sexual history, that is former partners in respect to their biological sex. ... Transsexual people are persons who establish a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their birth sex. ... A lesbian (lowercase L) is a homosexual woman. ... This article is about homosexual women, not inhabitants of the Greek island of Lesbos A lesbian (lowercase L) is a homosexual woman. ... Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... Masculism is a body of social theory and political movement primarily based on the experiences of men. ... Origins and common usage Metrosexual was coined in 1994 (as was its noun, metrosexuality) by British journalist Mark Simpson, who used it to refer to an urban male of any sexual orientation who has a strong aesthetic sense and spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance... This article or section should be merged with Nullification Crisis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Camille (Anna) Paglia (born April 2, 1947 in Endicott, New York) is a social critic, author and avowed feminist. ... Paraphilia (in Greek para παρά = besides and -philia φιλία = love) is a mental health term recently used to indicate sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations which may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal affectionate sexual activity. ... Pedophilia (American English) or paedophilia (British English), from the Greek παιδοφιλια (paidophilia) < παις (pais) boy, child and φιλια (philia) friendship, (ICD-10 F65. ... Pederasty, as idealized by the ancient Greeks, was a relationship and bond between an adolescent boy and an adult man outside of his immediate family. ... A combination of pomo- (shorthand for postmodern), and -sexual (suggesting a sexual preference or orientation), the term itself is oxymoronic since it is descriptive of persons who do not identify with any specific classification of sexuality, and is used in reference to oneself as a protest against such labels. ... Pavonazzeto marble sculpture, see Erotic art in Pompeii Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφια pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of harlots) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but (according to some) distinct from, erotica. ... James W. Prescott is a developmental psychologist, whose research focused on the origins of violence, particularly as it relates to a lack of mother-child bonding. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (examples: oral sex, sexual intercourse) for money. ... Queer studies is the study of issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. ... Queer theory is a theory about sex and gender within the larger field of Queer studies. ... Queer has traditionally meant strange or unusual, but is most often used in reference to homosexuals and other sexual minorities. ... As a direct social reaction to long-established homophobic violence, hatred and persecution, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people formed a subculture commonly called the gay community (or the GLBT or Queer community). ... See labrys, black triangle. ... Kevin and the validity of marriage is a case related to Kevin, a transsexual man and his subsequent marriage in Australia. ... Overview Religious views of homosexuality have varied widely. ... Look up Sex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The members of many species of living things are divided into two or more categories called sexes (or loosely speaking, genders). ... Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... Human sexuality is the expression of sexual feelings. ... In sexology, some people use the term sex-positive to describe an attitude towards human sexual behavior that regards sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, and encourages sexual pleasure and experimentation. ... Images of pretty women often appear in ads even when they have no connection to the product being sold. ... Modern science fiction frequently involves themes of sex, gender and sexuality. ... Sodomy is a term of religious origin to characterise certain sexual acts and behaviours as a perversion of the human capacity for union through sexuality. ... The Skoptic Syndrome: castration and genital self-mutilation as an example of sexual body-image pathology. ... Gloria Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is a US feminist and journalist and a spokeswoman for womens rights. ... The Stonewall riots were a series of violent conflicts between homosexuals and police officers in New York City. ... The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is a parade and pride festival for the gay and lesbian community, held annually in Sydney, Australia. ... Third-World Feminism is also known and understood as Postcolonial Feminism. Third-World feminists would argue that as a result of capitalisation, women in the Third World would be oppressed by some other factors than patriarchy. ... Transgender is generally used as a catch-all umbrella term for a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups centered around the full or partial reversal of gender roles; however, compare other definitions below. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Transgender is a very complex topic, where definitions are often still shifting. ... Slang is the non-standard use of words in a language of a particular social group, and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language. ... Butch and femme are terms often used in the lesbian and gay subcultures to describe a persons approximate adherence of traditional masculine and feminine gender roles respectively, within a same-sex relationship, or to describe an individual generally. ... Drag queens Luc DArcy and Jerry Cyr and friend at Montreals 2003 Divers/Cité pride parade Drag queens are performers - usually gay men, sometimes transgendered women - who dress in drag, clothing associated with the female gender, usually highly exaggerated versions thereof. ... Dyke (normal International spelling) or Dike (normal American spelling) can mean several things: A dyke / dike is a long wall built to keep out the sea or enclose land. ...


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Gender studies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (467 words)
Gender studies is a theoretical work in the social sciences or humanities that focuses on issues of sex and gender in language and society, and often addresses related issues including racial and ethnic oppression, postcolonial societies, and globalization.
Work in gender studies is often associated with work in feminist theory, queer studies, and other theoretical aspects of cultural studies.
While work in gender studies is principally found in humanities departments and publications (in areas such as English literature and other literary studies), it is also found in social-scientific areas such as anthropology, sociology, and psychology.
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