Coming out stories are well-traveled territory for films, but Signature Move brings a different perspective to the genre with a cross-cultural lesbian love story. The dramedy follows Zaynab screenwriter-and-star Fawzia Mirza , a Pakistani Muslim woman living in Chicago with her reclusive mother, Parveen Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi , who worries Zaynab will never find a husband. Unlike closeted Zaynab, Alma is out and proud—in fact her mom Audrey Francis is her biggest ally. And she refuses to go back in the closet for Zaynab. Part of us moving forward as a community is seeing our differences, our intersections, and having empathy and understanding, rather than pointing them out as flawed or un-advanced.
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Sexual orientation is the pattern of sexual and emotional attraction based on the gender of one's partner. In the contemporary American culture, heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation that receives complete social legitimacy. Since June 26, , same-sex marriage has been legal in all 50 States and American territories except American Samoa and Native American land. Various types of sexual orientation are defined below and can be found in many different cultures across the globe.
Altruism in Cross-Cultural Perspective provides such a scholarly overview, examining the intersection of culture and such topics as evolutionary accounts of altruism and the importance of altruism in ritual and religion. While significant research has been conducted on biological, social, and individual dimensions of altruism, there has been no attempt to provide an overview of the ways that altruistic behavior and attitudes vary across cultures. The book addresses the methodological challenges of researching altruism across cultures, as well as the ways that altruism is manifest in difficult circumstances.