English 382 Final Paper

English 382 Final Paper - Reapor 1 Vanessa Reapor Professor...

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Reapor 1 Vanessa Reapor Professor David Hennessee English 382, Section 01 Final Paper June 10, 2011 IT’S A ( insert gender here ) !!! IT’S A BOY or IT’S A GIRL, the most anticipated phrase soon to be parents expect to hear from their doctor in the delivery room. However, what exactly is a girl, what exactly is a boy and how did this expectation come to be? The answer: gender binary system. According to the United Gender of the Universe, binary gender is “a system of viewing gender as consisting solely of two categories, termed “male” and “female”, in which no other possibilities for gender or anatomy are believed to exist. This system is oppressive to gender-variant people who do not fit neatly into one of these categories.” Like this definition says, our society has falsely taught us that we are either male or female, and that there are people who view themselves as androgynous, bigendered, etc. Thus, the novel Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson, challenges the binary system with its genderless and nameless narrator who
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Reapor 2 falls in love with a married woman named Louise. Throughout
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ENG 382 taught by Professor hennessee during the Spring '11 term at Cal Poly.

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