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Suzanne Kessler
Lessons from the Intersexed
Catherine Mackinnon
Sexuality
Laura Kipnis
How to Look at Pornography
Jackie Goldsby
Queens of Language:Paris is Burning
Judith Butler
Imitation and Gender Insubordination
Chandan Reddy
Houses, Homes, Non-identity
Hill Collins
Defining Black Feminist Thought
Susan Faludi
Stiffed
Gail Bederman
Remaking Manhood through Race and 'Civilization'
Ariel Levy
Female Chauvinist Pigs
Suzanne Kessler
Lessons from the Intersexed
6 Lessons
->be aware that genitalia is CREATED and not DISCOVERED by doctors for infants w/ ambigious gender
->language of VARIABILITY substitute for language of ABNORMALITY (different vs not normal), variable gender is not dichotomous, different notions of value
->myth=doctors do all work (surgeries) young, so child doesn't remember; but child remembers, just doesn't understand=sexual abuse
->absence of maleness=femaleness, masculinity reduced to penis size
->notion of nature is deployed in variety of ideological ways, no gender but it is used to construct what is 'natural'
->deemphasize genitalia for gender identification=more about social relations=people declare their gender and not have gender declare for them
Catherine Mackinnon
Sexuality
Porn and Rape goes together
Law should regulate b/c porn is civil rights violation
Submissive vs Dominant
Men trained by porn
Gender inequality causes gender difference
Laura Kipnis
How to Look at Pornography
Porn is text of social transgressions
Fantasized, not reality
Suspicion of porn is class-based
Porn doesn't dictate what we think is sexy or how we have sex
Edge of social boundaries
Jackie Goldsby
Queens of Language:Paris is Burning
Records conventional meanings of race and class through representations of gender=nautical->have boat=rich, white, and wealthy = pretend to be some role
"Gender Fuck"-people who mess with understanding of gender=questioning what gender is=living on edges of society
House/home=need to create b/c families kick them out
Drag representation=extremized what woman can be
Dreams of legacy, fame, success vs suburban home
Vogueing
Judith Butler
Imitation and Gender Insubordination
Gender is a performance=drag-we all do it
What does it mean to be a lesbian, homosexual?
Variations on scale-do people HAVE to be one or the other
What does it mean to be "out"
Assumption of heterosexuality
Gender is a copy with no original
Chandan Reddy
Houses,Homes,Non-identity:Paris is Burning
Queer/color critique
Paradox of home & nation= exclusion
American ideology-nuclear family=white ideal
Democracy and capitalism at odds sometimes
Competition means some people win some people lose
Drag queens remind of nonequivalency
Home vs House
Family wage=male breadwinner for family
Legitimization of what is family
History of housing
Hill Collins
Defining Black Feminist Thought
Black feminist theory is hard to define
Standpoint epistemology =knowing things by who i am in this world
No 'universals' but common experiences
Legacy of struggle, collective experience
Susan Faludi
Stiffed
Men don't protest=no language of complaint-no reason to critique a system that works for you
Dominant masculinity=no articulation and just individual, no collective
Powerful=nuclear power->recession->male domestic violence->blame feminism and races->individual angst->hypersexual masculinity Lakewood SPURS to compensate
Gail Bederman
Remaking Manhood through Race and 'Civilization'
Race and Manhood
What is Manhood
Linking men with genital anatomy to male identity=authority and power
Jack Johnson=heavyweight prizefighter
Wife beating
Control self=duty
Male dominance, racial dominance
Ariel Levy
Female Chauvinist Pigs
Just because post-feminists doesn't mean we're feminist
Two types of feminism
Sensationalism=performance of feminity
Raunch Culture
Girls too busy FAKING/STIMULATING sex and sexiness
Female chauvinist pigs=women who objectify women-ironic, becomes a man
Pigs-in-training=teens perform for boys
Sexual power just one sort of power