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241 student Rethinking Gender

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Page 1 of 2 Notetaking Outline for “Rethinking Gender” Estimated number of transgender individuals in the U.S., per National Center for Transgender Equality – Number of Americans who get sex-changing surgery each year – Boy-to-girl ratio, of kids who say their anatomy doesn’t match their gender (the gender they feel they are) – What IS “gender”? ...compared to anatomy (genitalia, etc.)? – …compared to sexual orientation? – Definition of gender from USC Berkeley professor Judith Butler – An increasing number of scholars & others see gender as – Historically we’ve had 2 categories, male and female, with specific stereotypes for each. Michael Kimmel, sociology professor at SUNY-Stony Brook, says: Terminology: Transsexual – Transvestites – Transgender – Physiologically becoming male or female – the process: Each embryo is equipped with – what?
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