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We discussed sexual orientation, homophobia and the use of the words "man" and "woman" vs male and female.

We discussed sexual orientation, homophobia and the use of the words "man" and "woman" vs male and female.

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    Heterosexism and Homophobia Heterosexism and Homophobia Presentation Transcript

    • That’s So Gay! Heterosexism, Gender Roles, Homophobia
    • Expectations
        • Be open to new knowledge
        • Be authentic (Be real)
        • Respect yourself and respect everyone in the room
        • Began speaking after someone is finished speaking and make it known that they are done
        • Be quiet when someone is speaking
        • Speak for yourself only i.e. “I do not like ____ “ instead of “We do not like _______”
        • Be Confidential
    • Teaching For Diversity and Social Justice A Sourcebook by Adams. Bell & Griffin Dominant Group Subordinated Group
    • Heterosexism
      • A system of inequality based on sexual orientation maintained by a combination of power and prejudice exercised by straight identified people over gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people access to goods, opportunities and services
      Dr. -Cathy Royal PhD
    • What’s The Difference Between Being a Man or a Male/Woman vs Female
      • Stereotypes of Men
      • Butch
      • Aggressive
      • Athletic
      • Muscular/Strong
      • Tough
      • Dominant
      • Provider
      • Brave
      • Stereotypes of Woman
      • Caring
      • Gentle
      • Sexy
      • Caregiver
      • Freaky
      • Nasty
      • Sexual Object
      • Sensitive
      • Whining
      • Acts Like a Female Dog
    • What’s The Difference Between Being a Man or a Male/Woman vs Female
      • Female/Male refers to biological organs that separate male from female
      • Woman/Man refers to gender identity. They describe things that can be learned or taught. In the current culture they describe a bias for men over women.
      • Gender Roles refers to how society expects men to act “masculine” and women to act “feminine ”
      Teaching For Diversity and Social Justice A Sourcebook by Adams. Bell & Griffin
      • Transsexual: a person whose biological sex does not match their gender identity and who, through gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatments, seeks to change their physical body to match their gender identity. Transsexuals’ sexual orientation can be heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual
      What’s The Difference Between Being a Man or a Male/Woman vs Female
    • Passing Out Sexual Orientation Name Tags with titles:(Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, “I Support Gay Rights”, “Bi is fine!”
    • Exercise
      • What feelings came up when you saw what your name tag said?
      • Would you where this label? Yes or No?
      • If Yes…Why? If No Why?
      • How does homophobia (fear of being perceived as lesbian, gay, and bisexual) affects our decisions.
      • How can we experience homophobia regardless of sexual orientation?
    • Why Labels Can Harm… Carl Joseph Walker 11yrs Old Committed Suicide Because He Was Called Gay
    • Finale Meeting
      • Curley Past and Present
        • Panel of Class of 2002 comes to talk to the Cultural Awareness Club
        • Class of 02’ will speak and then Q&A
        • If you can stay pass 2:17pm please do so to ask more questions
    • Evaluations
      • Please fill out the evaluation