Normalizing Homosexuality Essay
Normalizing Homosexuality

Normalizing Homosexuality Essay

AWAВ PRINCESВ ZADIВ В SOCВ 100В­034В 04/09/14В READINGВ RESPONSEВ ASSIGNMENTВ В InВ herВ articleВ NormalizingВ HeterosexuaityВ, В KarinВ A. В MartinВ discussesВ heteronormativityВ asВ theВ wayВ heterosexualityВ isВ constructedВ asВ aВ normВ andВ howВ childrenВ areВ socialisedВ intoВ thisВ ideaВ byВ theirВ parents. В AccordingВ toВ Martin, В heterosexualityВ isВ privilegedВ advertisedВ overВ otherВ formsВ ofВ sexualityВ andВ taughtВ toВ childrenВ fromВ aВ youngerВ ageВ throughВ theirВ parentsВ particularlyВ theirВ mothers, В whoВ assumeВ thatВ theirВ kidsВ wouldВ beВ heterosexuals. В ThoseВ mothersВ dismissВ theВ eventualityВ ofВ theirВ kidsВ beingВ gayВ becauseВ notВ allВ ofВ themВ noticeВ anВ evidenceВ ofВ homosexualityВ behaviorsВ inВ theirВ child'sВ interestsВ andВ theirВ interactionВ withВ theirВ peers. В TheyВ describeВ heteromanticВ relationshipsВ toВ theirВ childrenВ usingВ theВ menВ meetВ women, В getВ marriedВ andВ haveВ babiesВ perspectiveВ relatingВ toВ theirВ ownВ stories. В MothersВ areВ notВ theВ onlyВ factorВ ofВ kid'sВ socializationВ intoВ heteronormativity, В researchesВ alsoВ demonstratesВ thatВ kidsВ learnВ aboutВ genderВ atВ schoolВ andВ throughВ mediaВ whichВ advertiseВ hetereosexual'sВ loveВ inВ kidsВ showsВ suchВ asВ TheВ LittleВ MermaidВ andВ В BeautyВ andВ theВ Beast. В AВ surveyВ madeВ toВ determinateВ mother'sВ wayВ ofВ parentingВ theirВ kidsВ onВ sexualityВ showedВ thatВ whileВ someВ parentsВ informedВ theirВ childrenВ aboutВ…..