a socially constructed definition of men and women.
Gender is considered cultural, where sex is biological. The words ‘man’ and ‘woman’ are used to describe gender. “The social organization of different kinds of bodies into different categories of people,” (Stryker, 11).
used to describe a person who is not transgender. (Stryker)
sexology is the scientific study study of human sexual desire that provides language for conceptualizing sexuality, desire, pleasure, and sexual relationships (Bronski, 95).
a homosexual women who loves other women.
a term coined by sexologist Havelock Ellis in the 1897, referred to the Isle of Lesbos and the home of Sappho (Bronski, xvii).
a sexological theory that explains the result of same-sex desire is from a person’s reversed “physical, emotional, or psychological” gender (Bronski, 95).
Theories of inversion proposed the idea about a “third sex” or “invert,” and thus manifested stereotypes towards “the mannish lesbian and the effeminate homosexual” (Bronski, 96).
Sexuality is a historical and theoretical identity category, expressed similarly and differently, throughout sexual systems within particular moments of time.
Sexuality is not a natural fact, rather a cultural and historical production that is imposed onto the body according to ideological discourse (Halperin, 416).
Sexuality is “what we find erotic and how we take pleasure in our bodies” (Stryker, 16).
Sexuality is an endless intersecting “constellation of factors” that culturally inform people their understanding about sexual intimacy, desires, and activity. Bronski uses the terminology of sexuality to connect the past with the present, in order to comprehend the relationship between both (Bronski, xviii).