Historically women under the property of men Th economy is another institution

Historically women under the property of men th

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unlimited access to women’s body. Historically, women under the property of men. The economy is another institution that transmits compulsive hetero. Women are still dependent on men for economic survival. Criminalized homosexuality Medicine is an institution that transmits normalization of heterosexuality. 8 characteristics of male power: 1. Deny women their own heterosexuality itlesbian continuum: way out of compulsory heterosexuality. Full spectrum of relationships. Expanding the definition of feminism to improve the relationships women have with each other.concept of women identifies women women who defines herself to women. Woman identified-women:an identity in relationship to other women. Concept of lesbianism is a male centered definition that is anchored to relationships. Historical context: when feminism was having problems integrating lesbians. HakimSex positive feminist. Concept of erotic capital: 1.Beauty 2.Sexual attractiveness 3.Social skills 4.Liveliness
5. Social presentation 6. Sexual competence (sexual skill) Main argument: we have in society, in all society, a male sexual deficit. Notion that men have higher demand for activity and erotic entertainment than women. Especially after the age of 35. This is the Source of power women have over men. She argues further that patriarchy and power of the erotic capital. Patriarchy devalued erotic capital because this si what women have over men. Patriarchy shames women for this. Feminism has reinforced this, women should be valued other than this capital such as intellectual and work. She concludes that women should learn to cultivate their erotic capital and to use it just as any other form of capital, including economic social and human capitals. Should women use their erotic capital to achieve power over patriarchy? Transgender Applies to anyone who gender sex assignment identity and role do not align to the traditional binary sex gender systems. Binary Sex and Gender system: 4 elements 1. Sex assignment ->Male/Female 2. Gender Identity -> Gender identity as a boy/man/Assumes she will see herself as girl/women 3. Gender role -> Naturally develop a masculine gender role/feminine gender role 4. Sexual Orientation -> Heterosexual/Heterosexual there are only two binary sex assignment any deviances marked by medicalization and stigma when sexual assignment aligns with gender identity and role, it is called cisgendered. When there is a decoupling between the relationship, it is called transgender. Forms of transgender: 1. Intersexed, someone with male and female sex characteristics 2. Transsexual: male to female or female to male, refer to someone who wishes to be the opposite sex they were born. 3. Transmasculine: born female, who does not want to become FTM transsexual more masculine than feminine, but doesn’t want to be transsexual 4. Transfeminine: born male, who does not want to be woman, feminine identified than masculine identified, but who does not want to become masculine transsexual 5. Non-Binary or gender queer: someone who identifies that falls outside of the gender system without an overriding in gender identification in either direction. (they don’t map on the binary sex gender system). 6. Cross dresser: who dresses in the clothing of the opposite sex.

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