Stone Butch Blues

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  • Gender In Stone Butch Blues

    In many ways, Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues does more than explore what it means to be a part of the LGBTQ community. In many ways, Stone Butch Blues is a “how to” book just as much as it is a lifeline for the LGBTQ community. It is a “how to” book in the sense it examines how to be a member of the LGBTQ community, while at the same time revealing the follies of a definitive correct way how. In doing so, Feinberg reveals not only the performative nature of gender, but also how the concept of gender and strict binaries can be a destructing and limiting forced within and outside of the LGBTQ community. From some of her earliest childhood memories onward, Jess is haunted by a recurring question: “is that a boy or girl?” The scope of the…

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  • Masculinity In Stone Butch Blues

    civic and personal dome. Femininity and masculinity are structured and well thought-out in a divergent binary, which causes to be the mishmash of male/feminine and female/masculine “atypical” and publically obnoxious while crossing borderlines. Individuals, who don’t succeed in executing their gender accurately, have to face strong reactions of hostility, denial and discrimination everywhere, because their “odd racialism” challenges the accepted customary type of the link between male/masculine…

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  • Stone Butch Blues Analysis

    In Stone Butch Blues, Feinberg describes the childhood and early adulthood of its protagonist and narrator, Jess Goldberg, who “negotiates the boundaries” of sex, gender and sexuality as feminine or masculine persona creating her own world, very often confronting various violent consequences and yearning “for an abode both in body and in the commune”. (Yadav; 53-54) In the poetry book, Till the End of Her Subsistence, “this he-she ambivalence” and desire for “gender conformity” is well expressed…

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  • Essay On Gender Identity In Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues

    In Leslie Feinbergs’s Stone Butch Blues the main character Jess struggles with many obstacles throughout her life, the hardest one being her inner conflict of who she was and who she wanted to be. Her gender identity, which is a person’s gendered sense of self, was not the same as her gender comportment or gender expression. In Threshold Concepts gender comportment/expression is defined as “bodily actions such as how we use our voices, cross our legs, hold our heads, wear our clothes, dance…

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  • Essay On Identity And Society

    It is difficult to abandon what is has defined our very selves. Every image we see, from the moment we are born to the moment before we pass, are what create who us as individuals. This representation, as described in “Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture,” that happens without our conscious acceptance, is what gives us our perception of society and culture and tells us what emotions to apply. Though this social embodiment is hard to shake off, as can be seen in the…

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  • Gender Differences In Homosexual Education

    you gain insight on what makes each label different from the other. If gay and lesbian studies were taught together, you would not understand the depth of what lesbian women had to go through to be taken seriously. Most history on gay studies are told through a gay man’s perspective. This has led many women to feel like the lesbian experience is frequently presented as a pale version of the male. This, however, is not true. Lesbian women have encountered many struggles that differ from the…

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  • Lesbian Culture In The 20th Century

    A comparison of the lesbian community from the twentieth century and that which exists today shows almost no resemblance between the two. The traits that marked lesbian culture as ‘distinct’ - namely butch/femme identities - have been replaced by the modern lesbian. The butch/femme lesbian dichotomy of the early twentieth century challenged society’s definition of being female, but the rise of lesbian feminism and the “new lesbian” critiqued this traditional approach as ‘heterosexual roleplay’…

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  • Essay On Stonehenge Memorial

    The memorial drawn is one that is dedicated to myself and myself alone as it does not have any family or heritage ties related to it. It is a a memorial that is designed in accordance to Stonehenge, but it has been tweaked slightly and a few things added to it such as an ascending stairway. I chose to use Stonehenge as the base design due to the beauty I find from the actual Stonehenge structure and the amazing nature of its formation. I find it extradoinary that people were able to move and…

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  • A Girl Named Mischief: A Short Story

    Chapter Thirteen A Girl Named Mischief My eyes darted around the dark, my heart racing. Were Bane and his henchmen on the other side searching for someone small enough to slip between the stones. An ice-cold cable wrapped its way down my spine. Or were they waiting for me outside, sitting on the edge of the cliff casting pebbles into the canyon? I backed out from between the rocks and flew through the muddled mineshafts, using the footprints I had scribbled on the stones to negotiate the…

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  • Yusef Komunyakaa Poem Analysis

    When the solder is looking at the memorial he says “dammit: No tears” ( Komunyakaa line 4) which means he has strong feelings from looking at all his brothers and sister in arms that lost their life. The fact that the narrator is sad is further attributed to by him saying “I’m stone. I’m flesh.” (Kom.5) the saying is very meaningful, it states that the man is made of flesh, but he feels like stone from surviving a war that lost so many people. When the soldier starts looking at the stone he…

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