Explain the relationship between intimacy and masculine privilege.
Chapter Six: This chapter focuses on the politics of sexuality in contemporary U.S. society. It discusses the social construction of sexuality and explores issues of intimacy, romance, and communication.
Answer the following question fully in 5-7 sentences each:
- Explain in your own words what is meant by the “politics of sexuality.” How does what we know about gender help us understand the politics of sexuality?
- Explain the relationship between intimacy and masculine privilege. Why are women socialized to do better with intimacy than men? How is this an example of the politics of sexuality?
- If you are a man, consider at least one way you might change your everyday life in such a way that the consequences make your life better and enhance gender equality in relationships with others. If you are a woman, consider a man in your life (father, boyfriend, boss, husband etc.) and outline some changes in the way he acts in relationships that you believe would be good for him and for your relationship (you can decide whether you want to share these with him).