Women's Studies 1021 Femme Powerpoint

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Powerpoint created for Women's Studies 1021 on the topic of Femme Sexualities and Identities

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NOVEMBER 04FEMME SEXUALITIES AND IDENTITIESREVIEWHalberstam pries apart masculinities and maleness bystudying masculinities from non-traditional points ofdepartureWants to affirm female masculinities as legitimate intheir own right while working towards a proliferation ofnon-binary genderGendered bathrooms police binary gender as premisedon biology and are productive of gendered differencebell hooks. Is Paris Burning?,Black Looks: Race and Representation.South End Press, 1992.Heteronormative Characterization of PenetrationMen / Masculinity / Penetrator / Active / DominantoverWomen / Femininity / Penetrated / Passive / SubmissiveReframing relations between butch / femmeReframes relations between all penetrators / penetratees(I.e. guys / girls and tops / bottoms)ACTIVE FEMME DESIREGetting effedBeing touched and responding to touchCommunicating pleasureBeing desired and soliciting other's desireLosing control and being vulnerableSo impoverished is the language of sexual power,especially the loss of sexual power, that it can only betranslated into an active/passive dichotomy, wherepassivity is always stigmatized.(Ann Cvetkovich, 59)Intersections:Gender (femme)+Sexuality (queer)+Age (middle aged)=Increased invisibilityCHARACTERIZATIONS OF FEMMEBad girls with revolutionary potentialExist in opposition to straight femininityRe

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