Does Sexual Orientation Equal Identity?
series: Inner Compass
air date: 8/05/13 5:30 AM
The practice of labeling people by sexual orientation-homosexual, heterosexual, etc.-started only a century ago. At times labels can help make sense of our world, but at other times labeling individuals can be dehumanizing and can even be a form of injustice. Our sexuality need not define us, argues Jenell Williams Paris, anthropology professor at Messiah College and author of The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex is Too Important to Define Who We Are. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.
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