On social constructs

Is it safe to assume you are only talking about race when you say, “Our personal preferences aren’t personal. They don’t spring forth from some internal source. We absorb them from the external environment.”Would you apply this to homosexuality?

Absolutely. There’s obviously a level at which sexual orientation is biologically determined, but sexual orientation should be distinguished from sexual identity, which is almost entirely a matter of culture.

Every letter in LGBTQ as well as all heteronormative expressions of sexual identity are perfect examples of social constructs. Hell, gender is a social construct. This isn’t controversial stuff. Social constructionism isn’t a critique. It’s just a frame of reference.


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