Culture, Race and Sex

The Sexual Voice

Sep 30 2016 • 56 mins


When we think of our sexual voice, is it influenced by our race, culture or gender? Agustín Fuentes, a Professor of Anthropology at Notre Dame wrote, 'There is no neurological or physiological patterning that distinguishes races from one another. As for gender – our biology has extensive similarities as well. Our hormone systems function the same ways and with the same hormones. There are no 'male' or 'female' hormones, but there is important variation in hormone levels and patterns. Our brains are the same. There are no reliably and repeatedly demonstrated morphology brain differences between the sexes'. So, why do we see each other with such differences? Society controls and shapes our sexuality and our view on gender and race. With the creation of myths, fears and from a vantage point of privilege, society and culture determines how we think about ourselves and others. Join us for this discussion to change the lens on how we see each other and appreciate our shared sexuality.