Philosophy human sexuality Essays

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Sex : an Uncomfortable Topic

Sex–for some, an uncomfortable topic. In whatever way one may react to the subject, that reaction itself is, in large part, a reflection of societal norms. Each individual has their own view on intimacy. What society deems as acceptable and appropriate varies with every generation. This fluctuation is due partly to society’s’ ever-changing outlook on […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1203 Topics: Catholic Church, Gender, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Lgbt, Sex, Sexual Orientation

Gender and Sexuality in World History

Queerness as Hope: Moving from Identity to Ideality Given the current popular and political discourse regarding homosexuality, transsexuality, gender confusion, gender blurring, and queerness, one might be surprised to read James Penney’s claim that “queer discourse has run its course, its project made obsolete by the full elaboration of its own logic” (1). Penney’s claim […]

Pages: 12 Words: 3724 Topics: Feminist Theory, Gender, Gender Equality, Homophobia, Human Sexuality, Lgbt, Sexual Orientation
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The Moral Structure of Americans Today

“The United States is a country built on a number of ideals and institutions. The moral structure of many Americans today was developed by our ancestors and the founders of this nation through the institutions that were a part of their lives. Family, religion, marriage, equality, and justice are just a few examples of the […]

Pages: 1 Words: 340 Topics: Belief, Faith, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Marriage, Morality

The Moral Teaching of Paul

In this section of The Moral Teaching of Paul, Furnish develops an argument about homosexuality. Furnish explains that in Paul’s letters, he mentions nothing about homosexuality but instead discusses the idea of homoerotic conduct which Paul barely speaks on in his letters. Homosexuality did not exist until the latter half of the 19th century. Since […]

Pages: 1 Words: 405 Topics: Christianity, Gender, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Sex, Sexual Orientation

LGBTQ Rights are Humans Rights

Over what turned out to be a more labor intensive lunch than I had anticipated, I recently had someone tell me that they believe being gay is a choice, and therefore, sexual orientation should not receive protection under the law. In short, my lunch companion asked: why should gay people be afforded the same benefits […]

Pages: 3 Words: 845 Topics: Homosexuality, Human Rights, Human Sexuality, Justice, Rights, Social Issues, Virtue

Tools of Persuasion in an Open Letter to my Christian Friends

Christians have rejected homosexuals in their community for many years. Among the outcasts, author Ed Madden writes “An Open Letter to My Christian Friends”, where he appeals to Christians for acceptance for the gay community. Ed Madden illustrates the oppression gays have suffered because of Christians’ rejection of homosexuality with his personal experience, and he […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1043 Topics: Christianity, Ethos, Gender, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Lgbt
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