Answering Question Week 1 Sexual Hierarchy

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AnsweringQuestion Week 1: Sexual Hierarchy

Focusingon the sexual pyramids seems to be a weird move. It is also referredto as the sexual hierarchy. Even though a large percentage ofindividuals in the modern society have chosen to ignore this aspect,it affects to a large extent the daily life activities ofindividuals. It is high time that people need to channel their energyin this area. As far as it seems insignificant, it is among thecauses of massive destruction, and people run crazy when it come tothis area (Gayle 143). Disputes within this domain are the leadingfactor of displacement in the social structure and emotionalintensity.

Sexualhierarchy is characterized by internal politics, inequalities andsome forms of oppression. Sexuality at any time and place is aproduct of the human behavior. Heteronormativity asserts thatindividuals can only be grouped into two distinct genders: male andfemale. The roles of these genders are also different. In thisbracket, heterosexuality is the only accepted sexual orientation.Besides, sexual and intimate relationships can only be betweenindividuals who belong to different sexes. The sex hierarchy callsfor people relations, identity, roles and orientation to be alignedthe norms. It is based on heterosexism and homophobia.

Theaspect is the basis of discrimination, stigmatization and theunderrepresentation of the individuals that do not conform to thenorms of sexual relationships direct from the political, social,religious and economic areas. The queer society is stigmatized, andtheir rights infringed (Gayle 163). For instance, in some state, gaymarriages are not allowed by the law, and therefore they cannot comeout publicly. Their social standing is also threatened thusdecreasing their economic opportunities. Collectively, the aspects ofdiscrimination and stigmatization are a product of sexual hierarchy,the heteronormative mentality that has taken root in the modernculture.


GayleS. Rubin. “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of thePoliticsof Sexuality “SouthAtlantic Quarterly,vol. 114, no. 4, Oct. 2015, pp. 143-178.