Questions the line between deviant and normal

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Questions the line between “deviant” and “normal” Challenge heterosexism third world- Highlight the voices of women of color and third world women Let women speak for themselves and identify own issues Look beyond the U.S. as the basis for feminist organizing women of color/multiracial- Race, class gender, nation, sexuality all function together Women can exploit other women Difference as positive Strategic identity—use what works Unit 2: Feminist Theorizing: The Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, Ability and Sexuality Sex- the attributes based on biological criteria, such as genitalia or chromosomes, that divide humans into male or female categories. Sex categorization- the social classification of infants at birth based on gentalia and appearance to the groups of male or female. binary division of identity for biological and social purposes (male/female).
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Sexuality- Refers to a broad range of behavior and processes related to human sexual practices and behavior. Varies by culture, historical moment, and region of the world and is seen as part of the social life of humans, governed by implied rules of behavior and social norms and values. Gender- is a: Social Institution: composed of various aspects of gender performance, such as gender status, sexual scripts, kinship, identity, and display Process: through which the social differences that define ‘men’ and ‘women’ are created and maintained; implies change and continual performance System of Stratification: way of ranking men above women within the same race and class Structure: organizes sexuality and emotional life, divides up labor in the home and in work outside the home, gives authority to some over others Social construction a belief that the cultural context in which a person, act, or behavior is situated determines the way gender will be perceived and experienced. rather than assume something is ‘natural, asks that we expose the ways in which a particular belief has been shaped by social forces these social forces and conventional rules can be very difficult to see but shape our values, ideas, and actions Biological determinism the idea that our biology or essential traits, not our environment or social factors,
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