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Related to heterosexualism: heterosexism, Hetrosexuality
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Noun1.heterosexualism - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
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Heterosexualism and the colonial/ modern gender system.
Chapters six through 13, inter alia, review the literature on sexual victimization of college women, look at the campus community, focus on barriers to seeking STI-related health care, provider bias, psychosocial factors, substance abuse, mental health, heterosexualism, cultural issues, and LBGT students, rural ethnic minority students regarding HIV and STI, current HIV and STI studies, the social construction of HIV/AIDS, provide an overview of minority-serving institutions, and synthesize research about HIV and STI prevention and student engagement among community college students leading to the development of effective preventive strategies.
Enslin & Horsthemke (2004) claim that the argument for Ubuntu is weakened by the staggering incidence in Africa south of the Sahara of genocide, dictatorships and autocratic rule, corruption, sexism and practices like clitoridectomy, heterosexualism and homophobia.
4) He is a 'heterosexist subject' because he has been enslaved by the post-colonial African rule in a cult of heterosexualism and heteronormativity.
In addition, other concepts such as homonegativity, antigay hostility, heteronormativity, heterocentrism, heterosexualism, sexual stigma, and internalized homophobia have been created to capture a more complex picture of the individual, relational, and societal oppression with which sexual minorities contend.