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Gender as PerformativeDOING, not being Constantly performing activities appropriate to definitions of masculinity and femininity Gender as a convinving achievement A form of drag If gender is a performed accomplishment, it is not natural and can and does not change Performed through sitting:-space-on-public-transportation#.aIhdWyb0nGendering Social InstitutionsHelp produce gender differences we assume are inherent Examples:1)gender segregated bathrooms 2)academia 3)advertising- Jean Kilbourne Women represented in a linited number of ways and in only a few areas of social life Sexualized infatalised domesticicated and victimized- rendered susticible to violence Image stability: feminity: care/home masculinity: work politics rationality SOCI 1F90 – Lecture 10Title: SEXUALITIESDate: November 26th,2018Trigger Warning:We will be discussing gendered and sexualized violence in this lecture.Queer Theory1.Analyses sexual social inequalities 2.Challenges heterosexism… The idea that heterosexuality is natural, normal and superiorHeterosexism marginalizes, discriminates against other forms of sexual identity and practice 3. Questions the notion that sexuality is natural Common sense assumption that sexuality is a biological instinct/drive.Sexuality as Natural?1.Ideas about sexuality change over time and space2.Sexual practice is learned
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3.Sexual desire is multi-focal Sexuality is understood and practiced differently in different historical and culturalcontexts Is this empirically accurate? Think about…1)2)3)What aspects of sexuality are practiced differently over time and place that provide evidence that sexuality is socially shaped?1.What sex includes: kissing, 2.When it is appropriate: age of consent 16 (statory rape) 3.With whom: Incest, professors with students. 4.How5.Way bodily sensations are sexual 6.What desires are sexual 7.What desires/ practices are appropriate 8.Variation over the course of one lifeThe variation of sexual practice within one person’s life…Sex as Biologically Given (essentialist approach to sexuality)-essentialist approach to sexuality - biological process determine sexuality and sexual difference 3 biological laws of sex1.Only 2 sexes (male and female) 2.Genitals are the essential sign of sex3.Sexual binary is natural, self-evident Shades of Sexual Difference2% of the population is intersexed Sexual anatomy doesn’t clear fit ‘female’ or ‘male’ 1 in 100 has anatomical ambiguity 1 in 1000 the ambiguity initiates questions about the child’s sexSuperabundance of sexual diversity IntersexualityGenitalia altered to conform to two sex model Chromosome testXX= female Y: test responsiveness of penile tissue Responsive - male; non-responsive - female

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