9-26-06 notes - * Exam in 1 weeks. Review session: Monday...

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** Exam in 1½ weeks.  Review session: Monday 6-8pm  128 Natural Science (NE part of campus)** Exam: 50 multiple choice questions (covering book, course pack, films,  discussion --- difference b/w sex and gender). Bring #2 pencil and student ID 9-26-06 --- Gender and Sexuality  Marilyn Frye, “Sexism” Her early definition of sexism = anything which creates, constitutes, promotes, or  exploits any irrelevant  or impertinent marking of the distinction between the  sexes.  But the she realized that  one’s sex is always       relevant      in our culture that is  precisely the problem. - Locus of sexism is cultural system  that makes one’s sex so important - Particular acts      based on distinctions between sexes reinforce system - Sex identification intrudes into every moment of our lives; we can never  ignore it.  o In everything we do, we have separate repertoires of behavior; one  for interacting with men, the other for interacting with women o We constantly mark   (notice and name) sex identities as we speak  (names, pronouns) - Just as we are obligated to constantly mark sex identities, we must always  know the sex of every single person with whom we interact, in order to 
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Fall '06 term at Michigan State University.

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