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Testing the model in relation to the great gender expression (sex) debate
I have developed a socio-social methodological tool that I feel has universal applications for use in a wide range of social science field survey projects. This includes predictions relating to the nature and extent of such phenomena as demographic change, and the incidence of suicide. I also see the socio-social model as being flexible enough to be adapted to what many social scientists would probably see as the most difficult phenomena of all to accurately identify, understand and statistically analyze, and this is the area relating to gender expression, more commonly referred to as individual sexual orientation.
This deals with whether individuals are purely heterosexual, bisexual or gay. I slightly modified my new socio-social methodology model to incorporate an older socio-sexual (sex survey) methodology and have retained it with the same name. This name is the Socio-Sexual model “which for all intents and purposes is exactly the same as its parallel brother, the Socio-Social model”. I have introduced you to the socio-social model and from here on in it has no major role to play in this presentation. My socio-sexual model will dominate my debate in conjunction with my new Awareness model.
I believe that my original social-sexual survey model (that I developed in 2005) is a sound model that fairly well addresses the problem that social scientists have been plagued with for so many years, in their attempts to try and unravel the same gender (gay) expression community. I have submitted material today that I feel adds substance to this claim, for you to peruse. You will also find how I have embraced my older socio-sexual model into my more contemporary cosmological (science) Awareness model that I developed in early 2014. I feel this melding of different methodologies has allowed me to provide you with a very interesting paper. I also feel it is unlikely that you will have ever read any paper quite like it before. More especially, the degree of thoroughness and statistical accuracy the combined research methodology has provided better understanding of the same-sex expression subculture in Australia, more particularly South Australia. This work is philosophically driven, and I do not claim to be a professional social scientist.
*Socio-Social is a concept statement that means the social relationship between individuals with culture at large. The methodology itself is a new methodological concept that has been designed to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of contemporary social science research data collection and analysis. The Socio-Social methodology is a subset to my wider (cosmological science) Awareness model, which in turn is molded around the Process Information model of Jeroen B.J. van Dijk. I have embraced key aspects of the Process Information model because it looks at data as what is there, including its history, rather than how it is represented. In other words it is looking at the inner workings and meaning of data, rather than the data itself.
I draw your attention to a recently posted blog titled Your sense of “I” is different to your physical body. Although this new blog has been written in support of my ideas about consciousness and awareness I believe it has implications for this topic as well. This is because I suggest every decision we make has already been pre-decided six seconds prior to us consciously recognizing that it has been made. I think this phenomena has implications for gender expression as well. You will find this blog is supported by medical experiments that can be replicated and furthermore physics science seems to suggest the same idea has important relevance as well.
Please note that this page is replicated on page of the pdf file linked hereto.
Is it far more common than we may think?
I believe the answer to this question is yes. Furthermore I believe such abuse can have a devastating effect on its victims for the remainder of their lives. Some years ago, when I was assembling material to write my Socio-Sexual essay I came across a sizeable amount of material that showed that it was not just men who were sexually abused as children, but women as well. Furthermore I discovered that women were similarly capable of sexually abusing children, more particularly boys. This included abuse by their mothers. I wish to share my own experiences with you in this area, as difficult as it is for me to do so. My mother is still alive. What follows is a powerful examples of the highly destructive nature that such activity can inflict upon men for all of their lives. The first item is a pdf file titled “Mother Son incest” written by a psychiatrist by the name of Fred Mimmack, who is now aged around 70 years. Mimmack was incessantly abused by his mother up to the age of 13 years. You will note he does not claim he was touch inappropriately or interfered with. Mimmck’s mother’s behavior was much like the manner my mother treated me until I was well into my twenties. My story is in pdf file number 2. I think you will find the parallel nature of both our experiences with our mothers and life long destruction such relationships can be for men. I do not infer I was touched or inappropriately interfered with by my mother.
The equality of the sexes debate did not commence by accident
I introduce a story about the life and times of the eminent French philosopher and author Francois Poullain de la Barre. I feel it is not likely many of my readers have heard of this great figure in French history but those who have been actively involved in women’s studies at tertiary level probably have. I understand the feminist movement considers this author to be amongst the most important figures in their long struggle to obtain equality with men. Poullain wrote his original thesis in 1673. I do not pretend to understand the history of the women’s movement. The little I know has been principally derived from television programmes I have watched from time to time.. The translators from the original text are A. Daniel Frankforter and Paul J Morman.
Pollain’s ideas are that men and women do not differ intellectually, and sexual inequality has no basis in nature. He believes that female inferiority came from social inertia and historical conditioning, and that women are intellectually and physically capable of serving as heads of state, clergy, military officers and college professors. Pollain says women were relegated to an inferior role at some early point in human history, and have acquired habits from that period which have developed into permanent institutions such as those that exist today. In other words the historical acceptance of women being inferior to men has been perpetuated by society and in doing so has transformed the historical secondary role of women into self-fulfilling prophecies. It appears, perhaps to a lesser degree these same words apply in 2014.
It seems that at the time Poullain was hoping to convey to his readers that they should programme (re-adjust) their thinking relating to women’s issues and by doing so help counter prejudices against women that he felt were rife at the time. I feel the contents of the blog remain relevant to the same gender debate today.
I have created two separate files for readers who are interested in this topic. The first one is a file that contains extracts from the original work that I feel are most relevant and the second one is the complete article itself.
A story about the gentler side of males
As the 21st century begins to unfold, so are cultural attitudes towards sexuality. I have made this the subject of other blogs. However, I have decided this blog should be a separate item because I feel the material I am introducing provides a strong pointer to what I feel is the hidden side of men, which I feel contemporary culture, for whatever reason, seems to be determined to smother. I have no doubt the same repression applies to women as well. It is against this background that I feel this little story needs to be shared. It is about men at war during WW2 and how they form powerful bonds between each other, including deeply affectionate ones that at times included sexual expression. Having read about the wartime stories of men during other wars I feel my words today do not relate solely to WW2.
During WW2, the Americans took many thousands of pictures of relaxed men as they prepared for new battles and waited to travel to the front lines. Furthermore, journalists from the time recorded many volumes of ancillary stories from individual men. These included the more intimate moments of those military men who were prepared to speak about them.. I feel no more words from me are needed. I rely upon both the distributors’ reviews as well as independent reviews of two particular books on the topic entitled “At Ease: Navy Men of World War II” and “Men of WW2. Fighting men at ease” to relay their personal observations of these books as well as commentary from readers as well. The independent reviewers and commentaries are included in the pdf file attached. I feel it is important to note the thousands of intimate photos of American men and women at war I talk about have only began to be released over the last few years. They were largely denied public access immediately following WWII. Perhaps there is a message for all of us here. The author of both books is Evan Bachner.
Item one: Navy “At Ease…”
“In the years following World War II, images of comradeship, particularly of men being physically close, largely disappeared from the public record. But, as these stunning photographs attest, ordinary American men in the extraordinary circumstances of World War II were affectionate, winsome, and playful – disarmingly innocent in a time of cataclysmic peril. Led by photography giant Captain Edward J. Steichen, the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit was organized during the war to record the daily experiences of Navy men all over the world and to provide newspapers and magazines with images to promote the American cause. The unit’s photographers, which included Wayne Miller, Horace Bristol, Victor Jorgensen, and Barrett Gallagher, took thousands of pictures of soldiers as they relaxed, trained, prepared for the next battle, and waited. This book brings together more than 150 of those photographs culled from the National Archives, including many that have never before been published. Whereas World War II imagery tends to be dominated by combat photography and monumental depictions of weaponry, these photographs offer a rare, intimate look at the Navy men themselves.”
Evan Bachner (Author), Wayne Miller (Photographer), Horace Bristol (Photographer), Victor Jorgensen (Photographer), Barrett Gallagher (Photographer).
Item two: Military generally “Men of WWII…”
The long awaited follow-up to the original At Ease presents 160 new, never before published photographs of WWII Navy men. These photos are not the combat photography we’re so accustomed to seeing; here are disarmingly winsome and playful pictures of sailors and soldiers at leisure, displaying an innocent affection for each other that is practically unthinkable today. This was a time when men had no reservations about showing their devotion to their comrades through physical contact, and the included photographs are truly snapshots of a lost era. This volume includes photos from the National Archives by Edward J. Steichen, Wayne Miller, Horace Bristol, Victor Jorgensen, Barrett Gallagher, and many others.
Pictures taken by the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit capture the fighting men during their time of just being men who are away from home and loved ones, who form bonds of friendship while putting their lives on the line for their country. The majority of the shots taken were of the men during their free time. It is a great montage of men relaxing together, playing, exercising, taking their meals, and a wonderful collection of photos showing the individuals dealing with their circumstances in the best way they could.
This book as well as its predecessor AT EASE are wonderful books.
For further reviews of these books: