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September 4, 2007 I. HOW BIOLOGY CONDITIONS SOCIALIZATION a. In Egalia’s Daughters , biology is the same the interpretation of biology is different and vice versa for Steinem’s “If Men Could Menstruate” b. Women in 1970s involved in left politics” fighting civil rights and ending war in Vietnam c. How Petronius becomes a manwom: i. SOCIALIZATION (reinforces Simone de Beauvoir’s point of BECOMING a woman” ii. Petronius can’t be a seawom because… 1. “…there’s no reason” (p.11) 2. “it’s inconceivable.” (p. 43) d. Civilization corrects nature’s injustices VS. Civilization follows nature e. Menwim are the 2 nd sex: WHY? i. (1) Biology/anatomy 1. A COMPLETELY SUBORDINATE ROLE for menwim because they do not bear children (p.61) 2. Fate is biologically determined vs. Simone de Beauvoir: anatomy is not destiny 3. Natural a. “The way of nature” (p. 90) b. “After all, it’s menwim who beget children.” 4. “Menwim at sea! Out of the question!” (p. 72) WHY?
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course WMST 101 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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