Gender Trouble By Judith Butler: An Analysis

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In “Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire,” Gender Trouble, Judith Butler explores the idea of are we assigned our gender at birth? or do we simply perform one based on the values we have learned? Butler argues sex and gender are not the same thing. In the distinction, sex refers to the biological male or female category defined by our internal and external reproductive organs and chromosomes while gender refers to socially created roles, feelings, and behaviors deemed appropriate for men and women by society. Butler would say that gender is performative. That rather than it being part of our nature, we act it out. In “Feeding Lesbigay Families”, Christopher Carrington says “feeding work” includes any activity or process that leads into the dinner.

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