Women's Studies 1021 Intersexuality Powerpoint

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Powerpoint created for Women's Studies 1021 on the topic of Intersexuality

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NOVEMBER 25INTERSEXUALITIESREVIEWGender identity: subjective sense of fit with particulargender categoryCisgender: one who does not move away from thegender they were assigned at birth (cis = on the sameside as)Transgender: moving away from the gender one wasassigned at birth (MTF = male to female / woman / sheand FTM = female to male / man / he)Gender Identity Disorder: experiencing unhappinessabout the gender-signifying parts of one's body or one'ssocial gender, an antiquated term that pathologizestransfolkREVIEW con...While some second-wave feminists were transphobic,trans politics tend to be an important area of concern forthird-wave feministsSurge towards transgender rights in 90s helped by riseof Internet, end of cold war, AIDS organizing, fall out offeminist sex wars, increased lobbying and academictheoretical shiftsAll gender is performative (whether cis or trans) insofaras gender is consolidated through a stylized repetitionof acts, but gender is not a performance we can take offThe recent increase in trans visibility in popular cultureis good but does not replace fighting for social, politicaland economic equality or against discriminationOne of the major claims I make in this book is thatlabeling someone a man or a woman is a social decision.We may use scientific knowledge to help us make thedecision, but only our beliefs about gender not science can define our sex

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