A Black Feminist Statement
Combahee River Collective *
We are a collective of Black
feminists who have been meeting
together since 1974. lDuring that
time we have been involved in thc,
process of defining and crarifying
our politics, whire at the s
Police/State vs. Social Movement Freedom
o Less union
o Outsourcing manufacturing
o Cuts in public spending health, education
o Government through crime change in sentencing laws
Jess's transition and testos
1. Intersection of gender and labor, economic and labor relationships affecting gender
Frankie and Johnny and their relationship
What partner doing job wise affecting butch/femme relationship
o Theresa goes back to worki
Sept. 29: Sex/Gender
1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
I was never exposed to a homosexual relationship during my childhood. So it was all I knew. I
remember first learning about a girl that had "2 moms" and I co
Depend on location in larger social contest, what you're claiming
Resistance is always going to be messy -> no way out of social system you're in
Resistance can replicate oppressive dyna
What happens when the state and its institutions respond to social movements?
What responsibility to institutions like universities have to be safe place?
Who gets to decide what counts as dis
Oct. 13: Identity, Politics, and the Sex War
Subjectivity, identity, meaning of sexual freedom
Not born into sexual identity
o Construct of society
Sexuality cannot be explained biologically
o Though there may be some biological "hints" -> hormones
Oct. 20 Zami
o How people think about themselves, what they experience for themselves
o How you understand yourself
o Audre Lorde transforms into "black lesbian" or "black gay girl"
o What society understands you
Oct. 15: Identity, Politics, and the Sex War
Open week (Group A or B) next week
Weiss - Sexualities embedded in race, class, and capitalism
o All sexualities influence by matrix of sociocultural and economic forces,
historical forces that people live in
Nov. 17 Race/Sex/Labor/Class
Oppression / Resistance
Demand for passion -> sexuality as site or oppression and liberation -> oppression/resistance
How does family work as site of sexual oppression? Sexual liberation?
October 6: Scientific Racism
Theory of inversion
Subjectivities -> how people start to understand themselves, in the world, explain things
about yourself to yourself
Understanding identity as a subject's location in a social structure is critical
Class Takeaways and Notes for Your Final Paper
Understand what it means to say sexuality is socially constructed
o Isn't dependent on biology alone
o Socially, culturally, historically sexuality has changes over time
Know what intersectionality
Oct. 8: Social Class and Sexual Identity
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion?
Synopsis Homosocialty vs. Homosexuality, what is line between Christian brotherhood
(family, kin) that the clergy participated in and actual homosexual act. What counts a
From last lecture.
What is compulsory able-bodiedness? How is it related to compulsory sexuality? Why does
McRuer understand both as "repetitive performances"? What does that mean?
Not having a disability
Ideal that you would want to be a norm (
Horizontal and vertical social orientation regarding sexual orientation
European unarmed police vs. US armed police
o Are American police inherently more violent?
Critics not about getting rid of someone
o A model of justice that originate from