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What this is saying is trying to say that peope who posesse power are going to try control things by breaking it down to pure elements but “She has no pure parts to be ‘had,’ controlled” is basically saying you can’t break her down and you can’t controll her. She controlls her self and “resisting in its curdled state,”(460). Here is an example Certainly there are very real differences between us of race, age, and sex. But it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal to recognize those differences, and to examine the distortions which result from our misnaming them and their effects upon human behavior and expectation. Racism, the belief in the inherent superiority of one race over all others and thereby the right to dominance. Sexism, the belief in the inherent superiority of one sex over the other and thereby the right to dominance. Ageism. Heterosexism. Elitism. Classism(Lorde 115). What this quote is trying to tell us how we need to recognize the differences between race, age, and sex. Also, how we need to examine these differences and distortions.
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Midterm Exam 5 Part Three(Embodiment) Anything that you do to express your gender which is not innate but is the result of human cultural ideas of gender - you are "performing" your gender. Almost all gender expression is performed. That is to say, almost every way in which you communicate your gender to others around you is a culturally determined performance of gender rather than an innate biological expression. You perform your gender through your clothes, shoes, accessories, hairstyle, selective shaving/trimming of facial hair and body hair, etc. all selected according to cultural standards of gender. Your body language - e.g. how you walk, your gestures, how you position your knees when you sit, whether you bend at the waist to tie your shoelaces or kneel down on one knee . . .. Your chosen title of address, i.e. Mr., Ms., Mrs., and so on. Your role in big events, celebrations or ceremonies - Homecoming queen, best man, priest, baby shower attendee . . . all these are gendered. A million little socialized behaviors, everything from your 'neutral' facial expression while talking to people or while on TV ('neutral' tends to mean a poker face for men and a smile for women) to letting someone through the door first because of their gender. A million BIG socialized behaviors, everything from getting in a physical fight to performing emotional or physical caregiving work on a daily basis. One example of this is quote from this article by Shaw and Lee. Actions performed by our bodies provide a sense of agency (the "me" that separates me frorn "you") and are shaped by social forces that give them meaning. Gender perfornìances are not only what we "do"; they are also who we "are" or "become." This implies that we are what we do, and what we do is shaped by cultural ideas, social practices, and structured institutions that give those everyday actions meaning. In addition, remember that all bodies are racialized.
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  • Spring '16
  • Stacy Bosley
  • Lorber

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