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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 project.

This Research Project is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in, Gender and Peacebuilding






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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Heterosexuality? Pg 1

1.2 Where did heterosexuality come from? Pg 2

1.3 Current state of heterosexuality Pg5

1.4 Gender roles and heterosexuality Pg 6

1.5 Patriarchy Pg 13

1.6 Gender outside of heterosexuality- The question Pg 18

1.7 Methodology of Interviews Pg 19