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Yelling at someone who has a hearing aid Talking slowly to someone with an assistive device Assuming that they are asexual or unfit as sexual partners Feminist Critiques of the Social Model 1. Excluding the subjective experiences of people with disabilities Importance of personal narratives; foreground individual experiences to understand collective oppression 2. Excluding discussions of the body and the reality of impairments (like pain) Need to connect embodied experience of disabilities, which isn't only about societal discrimination, but also about real pain or limitation Tackle the “very real repulsion that society feels for the impaired body” 8 8 Repulsion : a feeling of intense distaste or disgust.
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Disability Critiques of Feminist Theory Many disabled women feel marginalized within the feminist movement Mainstream feminists privilege the experiences of “normal” women They are sometimes perceived as childlike, helpless and victimized. This severs them from feminists icons of women as “powerful and competent” etc Eli Clare’s Concept of “supercrip” A disabled person who “overcomes” their disabilities to become a hero/heroine. Inspirational but the image reinforces superiority on non-disabled mind or body The supercrip discourse = achievement contradicts disability, therefore disability = helplessness, “a pairing for which crips pay an awful price.” The Social Construction of Gender Essentialism = belief that people or phenomena have an underlying and unchanging essence “Men are essentially like that”, “women are essentially like that” “Women are NATURALLY nurturing” Ryan Connell “Understanding Masculinities” Multiple masculinities There's not one type of masculinity Hierarchies of masculinities Some masculinities are valued more than others Hegemonic masculinity 9 Dominant masculinity Active construction of masculinities How bodies are actively performing masculinity Dynamics of masculinity Different things that shape masculinity Hegemony= the economic, social and/or cultural dominance of one group over another without the use of force Judith Butler - gender performativity: the effects of reiterated speech and acting that produce the myth of a “normal” or “natural” form of gender within the heterosexual matrix Butler: the process of “girling” begins at birth 9 Hegemonic : ruling or dominant in a political or social context.
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Gender is not something we have it’s something we do” Active Social Construction: masculinities come into existence as people act. They are actively produced, used the resources and strategies available in a given milieu Masculinities created in specific historical circumstances vulnerable to contestation in which a dominant masculinity may be displaced Masculinities do not first exists and then come into contact with femininities, they are
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  • Fall '07
  • MARTINEZ
  • Feminism, Feminist theory

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