Gender of Sexuality, The (Pepper Schwartz & Virginia Rutter) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Gender of Sexuality, The (Pepper Schwartz & Virginia Rutter)
Role of gender in human sexuality. Authors employ social constructionist view, rather than biological differences.
# 10369 | 675 words | 1 source | 2001 | US
Published on May 12, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Gender and Sexuality (Theories of Gender)


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"In The Gender of Sexuality, Pepper Schwartz and Virginia Rutter delve into the influential role of gender in human sexuality. Unlike the essentialists who use biological nature to explain the differences between male and female sexual behavior, Schwartz and Rutter adhere to the social constructionist view (22). In the social constructionist perspective, gender is a social construct that reflects the interaction between biology and sociological factors such as class, culture, race and the individual (Schwartz & Rutter 3). One of the key questions explored in this book is why gender exerts such a great impact on human sexual behavior (Schwartz & Rutter 212). Even though men and women are biologically different, their sexual behavior is not consistent across societies and time periods. The evolution of social institutions clearly plays an important role in .."

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