sexing the body

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Unformatted text preview: When Fausto-Sterling refers to Sexing the Body she is using sex as a verb. To sex someone is to identify that someones sex. She examines, throughout the first and second chapters, how this has been done and how many criticize past and present methods. The issues that are raised are numerous; is sexing another human fair? Should there be and/or are there only two sexes to choose from? Whats the difference between sex and gender? Can one justly sex another person? Can/should this judgment be made based purely on biological or physical characteristics? Can/should this judgement be made based on mental characteristics and who can define them? She believes these issues are important in every part of her work as a scientist, a biologist, and a feminist, because they are extremely relevant in each category. Scientists and biologists always seek to define the structure of the world and these issues disrupt the previously rigid categories of human beings male and female. If one cannot sex the body, then one cannot really study it. beings male and female....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course PHL 355 taught by Professor Pohlhaus during the Spring '09 term at Miami University.

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