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”Sexualundervisning? I högstadiet besökte vi ungdomsmottagningen”: En kvalitativ undersökning om tjejers sexualitet, om sex- och samlevnadsundervisning och om svordomar
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

By using interviews, literature- and internet surveys, a review of the educational administration regulations of subjects and curricula and interpretations of the first, second and third degree, I’ve tried to find answers to how the school views girls sexuality. I have also studied how the school talks about female pleasure and female genitalia in their teaching. Also how gendered insult are being used in the school area.The purpose has been to investigate the young girl's beliefs about sexuality and how it’s been treated by the school, the neighborhood, friends and family.The survey used a female perspective with theories from Raewyn Connell's About Gender (2009) and Gisela Helmius Mature Enough for Sex?!(1990).I have reached the conclusion that the school has given up their responsibilities to teach about sex and relationships, and handed over it to the youth clinic. As a result of this transfer of responsibility, neglected part of the mandatory daily work of the school, i.e. actively participation and to address topics that belongs to the field of sex education has disappeared. Because of this neglect, and an imbalance in the number of concerns and myths about sex between boys and girls, old values and norms survives over time and causes a asymmetry of power in the field of sex.By an active work from school and parents, where swearing, norms, myths and subjects tangential to sex and relationships could be discussed, this issue could partly be eliminated.The solution to the asymmetry of power in the sexual arena would be that the agents of socialization used the same kind of sanctions for the same act, regardless of gender. In contemporary Swedish society, this isn’t the case. In reality, the agents of socialization discourage children and girls from sex, rather than children and youths. This is reflected in the girls’ beliefs about sexuality. They argue that boys’ sexual play and experimentations during adolescence are more accepted than girls. Boys are not considered, for example, norm offenders, when they express a desire to have sex, or talking about it with friends. Girls who express a similar desire might get a social whore-stamp and might be excluded from the group.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57442Local ID: e1a80e74-b827-41ad-a65f-4ac95683c6a5OAI: diva2:1030829
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20130703 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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