Women's Studies 1021 Sexology Powerpoint

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Powerpoint created for Women's Studies 1021 on the topic of Sexology and the invention of Homosexuality

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SEPTEMBER 30Sexology and the Invention of HomosexualityREVIEWIntersectionality: the interrelatedness of socialcategories (gender, race, class) as they createintegrated systems of discriminationAnne Lister (1791-1840) was a propertied, lesbian at atime when few women owned property and few queerswere out; she is considered the first modern lesbianbecause she had self-awareness of her sexualityREPRESSION versus PROHIBITIONProhibition maintained by penal law Violating law is criminalRepression operates as a sentence to disappear Violating law is tabooREPRESSIVE HYPOTHESISTwilight fell on Victorian society at beginning of 17thcenturyWith regards to sex, silence became the ruleSex subordinated to interests of heterosexual bourgeoisfamily and procreationAll other sexualities subordinated and repressedThe brothel and mental institution became the solelocation for indiscretion for those other Victorians[I]f repression has indeed been the fundamental linkbetween power, knowledge, and sexuality since theclassical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able tofree ourselves from it except at a considerable cost:nothing less than a transgression of laws, a lifting ofprohibitions, an irruption of speech, a reinstating ofpleasure within reality, and a whole new economy in themechanisms of power will be required.(Michel Foucault, 5)However...the re

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