Partial Truths, or the Carnivalization of Desire and What's so funny about rape?

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Partial Truths, or the Carnivalization of Desire and What's so funny about rape? by Mind Map: Partial Truths, or the Carnivalization of Desire and What's so funny about rape?

1. Sexuality in the context of local culture

1.1. They permeate everyday relations and allow for commentaries that might be more difficult to speak about directly

1.2. Sexual teasing and banter

1.3. Messages are transmitted through the subtlety of humor

1.4. "Sexuality is a key metaphor used by Caricos in their everyday language and description of almost all aspects of social life" (Goldstein 228)

2. Local Sexual Culture In Felicidade Eterna

2.1. Whether an individual is active or passive in the consumption process they are defined as whether they are a person who eats or who is eating

2.2. Women who consume too many sexual partners are referred to as galinhas

3. Normative Mascu linization and heterosexuality

3.1. it is considered unhealthy for men to go too long without sex

3.2. It is encouraged that the sons gain sexual experience and become knowledgeable so they can be the sex initiators and for the females to remain virgins as long as possible.

4. A note on the legal universe and rape

4.1. Due to the distrust and fear of the police, women are less likely to report crimes such as rape

4.2. Women of lower classes had to hide their beliefs about sexuality from middle-class and bosses since they would not approve.

4.3. Virginity was a topic that was unspoken of. It is mentioned that Marilia left her father's house in fear of him finding out about her loss in virginity. Also, Claudia is worried what Gloria would do when she finds out that she recently lost her virginity.

4.4. It is fascinating how much virginity is sacred and should not be spoken of within females but how many cases of rape occur.

5. Terror of Rape

5.1. Due to the presence of gangs and lack of male protective figures in families, the occurrence of rape is very possible

5.2. When Claudia and Anita are raped, there were know male figures to protect, for this reason rape stories are always heard of.