0202 notes on Bartky
the production of "docile bodies" requires that an uninterrupted coercion be
directed to the very processes of bodily activity, not just their result
="micro-physics of power" fragments and partitions the body's time, its space,
0119 notes on "dismantling cissexual privilege" serano
-the author is uncomfortable with the idea of 'third-gendering'
does this desire to be categorized into the cissexual gender binaries contribute to gender binarization? or is it an
Delusions of Gender
In general: Claims that some phenomenon is,
wholly or in large part, the result of social or
Often added: The phenomenon in question could
have been different than it is and might b
0126 notes on fine
i had no idea stereotypes could be so powerful
p17: subtle triggers for stereotype threat seem to be more harmful than blatant cues
stereotypes of males and females also most closely match stereotypes of "white, m
Preparing to Read
Notice connections: Serano (and Clare) on the
importance of self-representation, and Serano
and West and Zimmerman on perceived
What is Serano's thesis in this chapter?
Why does she th
Candice West and Don
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Whatever I Feel.
We just looked at surgeon's justifications for
performing surgery. Context:
- The concealment model of treatment
- Surgery on infants and young children
Did we fairly evaluate those justifications?
Could there be other (good
Femininity and Rethinking
"it is likely that what I have to say will not resonate
with all crossdressers . My purpose here is not to
insinuate that all crossdressers are transsexuals .
Men and Feminism
Are all men oppressors?
Can men be feminists?
What role do women play in maintaining and
perpetuating sexism? What role do men
Are feminists man-haters?
What about feminist claims that patriarchy
What argument does Serano give for the claim
that sexualization is not an expression of attraction
or sexual desire?
According to Serano, what is the purpose of
What dynamic does it set up and
Masculinity as Homophobia
How does Kimmel define homophobia?
"Homophobia is the central organizing principle
of our cultural definition of American manhood."
And . there are consequences.
Homophobia in Action
Fear of being
Larry May and Robert
Men in Groups: Collective
Responsibilty for Rape
Much of the material discussed here has the
potential to trigger those who have experienced
Please take care of yourselves and note that any
Reading Across the Grain
Three images, Three Stories:
1) MDA and Cure vs Support.
- Saviour and victim. http:/www.youtube.com/watch?
2) New Mobility and (A)sexualizing.
- Relation to gender? Judgment? Agency?
Sexual Violence and
In our area: Haudenosaunee and
Matrilineal, matrilocal or Patrilineal
Colonization via Enforced Patriarchy
Removal and Abuse of Children
0302 notes on serano
when i was male-bodied.i though catcalls were undoubtedly crude and obnoxious,
but relatively harmless
i was clearly being overtly sexualized by these strangers,
and not because i was deemed attractive, but si
0302 notes on hooks
-"Feminism is for everybody"
should it be feminists' responsibility/goal to envision more "liberatory" versions of masculinity?
"if feminist theory had offered more liberatory visions of masculinity
it would have been impossible for an
0223 notes on Kessler (the longer one)
in the medical literature on intersexuality.the phrase "ambiguous genitals" is used
freely with no apparent need to define what "ambiguous" means in this context
-at least 3 categories of disti
Foucault, Femininity and the
Modernization of Patriarchal
- Train, regulate, habituate
and re-create bodies via
space, time and movement.
- Often at a micro level.
- And direct body-object relations.
- To produc
Notes on Intersectionality
Patricia Hill Collins
Toward a New Vision:
Race, Class and Gender as
Categories of Analysis and
To overcome oppression we need to: "root out
that piece of the oppressor which is planted
deeply within eac
Lessons From the Intersexed
Defining and Producing
What is Intersexuality?
'Intersex' is a socio-medical category that describes
biological variation in gonads, genitalia and sex
chromosomes or in expected combinations thereof.
Orgasm, Generation and the
Politics of Reproductive
What was the relationship between two radical
transformations: the adoption of a Divergence
Model of the human sexes, and the adoption of
0223 kessler notes (71kb)
-virtually all academic writing on sex and gender refers to a case
first described by sexologist John Money in 1972
-the Joan-John case
-an intersex identical twin was assigned the female gender and
had surgery performed on hi