During the past century the perception of gender and sexual preferences have changed within society. The reason for this change is because people are welcoming free expression of a person's identity and orientation. This freedom enables one to conform to his or her true self rather than the conformity of society. In society, gender and sexual preferences had a set of expectations and beliefs on how someone should behave, think, feel, and have certain characteristics. For example, men were supposed to be bread winner and masculine; whereas women were supposed to be feminine (Hansell & Damour, 2008).
What is considered to be abnormal in gender roles and sexual preferences are normal within society because people have accepted homosexuality and bisexuality. For example, a person who is homosexual is branded with one or more of the following: a carrier of aids; a victim of sexual abuse, which in turn made them a homosexual; or a psychological disorder that made him or her have same sex relationships. Even though no one knows what causes a person to become heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual through research and scientific methods professional psychologists have affirmed that it is not abnormal or a mental disorder if a person is homosexual or bisexual (Sherwin, 2008).
[...] doi: 10.1037 /0708- Shiraev, E. B. & Levy, D. A. (2010). Cross-cultural psychology: critical thinking and contemporary applications (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson/Allyn Bacon. [...]
[...] There are many challenges of abnormal behavior. No one knows if it because of sex, race, creed or color. However, it is known that challenges do exists. Gender and Sexual Preferences and Practices During the past century the perception of gender and sexual preferences have changed within society. The reason for this change is because people are welcoming free expression of a person's identity and orientation. This freedom enables one to conform to his or her true self rather than the conformity of society. [...]
[...] However, he was born, raised, and schooled in Connecticut. Another example was Massachusetts senator John Kerry who exaggerated an event from during his service in the Vietnam War making him a war hero. His story was later de-bunked by a credible source that was present at the time of the attack. Voters too are susceptible to abnormal behavior during election times. Although it is considered rude to ask someone who is there candidate of preference, if one were to answer the question, the second question would be, why. [...]
[...] People cast their votes without first considering an alternative view. Ultimately, a majority of people vote for the leader of the free world with a closed mind. Presidential candidates answer to the political party, who raises a majority of the money necessary to run for office, and holds the voters as leverage to get the candidate to conform to their views. If the candidate has a change of heart about a certain issue and make a public remark that is against what the party stands for, than he or she is considered a “flip flopper”, which damages the credibility of the candidate. [...]
[...] A person who has identified him or herself as homosexual will not engage in any type or form of sexual activity. Many people believe that his or her sexual preferences are innate; on the other hand, many people believe that sexual preference or orientation is developed over a person life span (Sherwin, 2008). During the adolescent stage many boys and girls can become confused regarding what he or she is attracted to because of biological, hormones, and environmental factors. Additionally, during certain stages of development a person may become aware of or change his or her gender identity or sexual preference. [...]
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