The way maori express their sexuality

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The way maori express their sexuality

  1. 1. The Way Maori Express Their Sexuality
  2. 2. <ul><li>In traditional society sex and sexuality were openly discussed and represented in art.
  3. 3. This changed as Europeans introduced Victorian morals to New Zealand
  4. 4. Traditional songs and stories were censored.
  5. 5. Sexual diversity was again recognised as an important part of wellbeing in 2000. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Traditional Māori society accepted and was open about sex.
  7. 7. Many stories and songs featured sex and love
  8. 8. Those stories also included the same-sex couples.
  9. 9. Carvings show both male and female sexual organs.
  10. 10. Some depict people having sex. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Europeans found that Māori ideas of sexuality were different to their own when they arrived to New Zealand.
  12. 12. Māori chiefs had more than one wife.
  13. 13. Sex before marriage was generally acceptable.
  14. 14. Same-sex relationships were acceptable. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Under European influence, Māori attitudes changed.
  16. 16. Sexual organs in carvings were often covered or removed.
  17. 17. Sexual references were often removed from stories and songs.
  18. 18. This has changed in recent years, again, and is made easy to meet Māori singles . </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Māori society has come to acknowledge and accept sexual diversity – again.
  20. 20. Māori Sexuality Project (early 2000s), run by Auckland University, researched sexual attitudes and experience among Māori.
  21. 21. Plenty of gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and intersexual Māori women and men have adopted the word takatāpui.
  22. 22. It describes themselves and identifies them by both their sexuality and their culture. </li></ul>

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