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Gender and Peace Building
Independent Research Project
Simone Jaggers-Radolf
Gender Outside of Heterosexuality
June 28th 2010
Anna Arroba
What is heterosexuality and what does it mean to be a female or male outside the institution of
heterosexuality? Current ideas on gender identity, femininity and masculinity are heavily aligned to
straight sexuality; this is seen through media, education, religion, history. How is ones gender identity
formed for individuals who do not identify with heterosexuality? What is the impact of
heterosexuality and gender roles? These are the questions I explore in this independent research
This Research Project is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Master of Arts in, Gender and Peacebuilding