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Sexuality does not have to be related to biological traits or social norms. Gender Binary/Bipolar Gender Construct o An understanding of gender as a made up of dichotomous pairs or two opposing points o Germany was the first country that allowed parents of intersex children to not declare the gender of their child. This meant that “normalization” surgeries were no longer required. Gender as constructed: o 1. Signifying elements (clothing, hairstyle, etc…) o 2. Performance elements (exhibited behavior) Construction of gender as contained in distinct categories that are neither masculine nor feminine
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Monday, November 28, 2016 The Category of “Woman” Feminism as a social movement (18 th century England, Mary Wollstonecraft, First Wave) o Combines theory and political practice to crate equality between men and women Second Wave of Feminism (Late 1960s, North America and Europe, “The Second Sex”, Simone de Beauvoir Power as a relation of domination, an understanding power not only as power-over, but an unjust and illegitimate power-over relation. Domination. Patriarchy. o Women’s oppression arises from two autonomous systems (Young 1990): A system of male domination System of the mode of production and class relations o Power and internalization Foucault, disciplinary practices. Bartky (1997) expands the idea of the panopticon. Women’s self-surveillance is a form of obedience to patriarchy o Women’s Liberation Movement Personal is political o Third Wave Feminism Theme: Monday, December 5, 2016 Your place in history: the bigger picture o What would you want historians to say about you? What is the right for you: micro-level o What am I going to do with my life?
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