WSTA03H3 Lecture 6: Week 6 Reading Notes.docx

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Judith lorber chapter 12 (postmodern feminism and queer theory) y sources of gender inequality: The belief that gender and sexuality are fixed and inevitable. Cultural and individual replication of normative gender and sexual behaviour y politics: Constantly questioning what is supposedly normal about gender and sexuality. Demonstrating the fluidity of gender and sexual boundaries. Queering subverting binary gender and sexual categories. Fighting for gay and transgender rights y critique: Postmodern free agency and queering have a narrow, individualistic scope. Too little attention is paid to structural and institutional controls over behaviour. Emphasis on individual acts of transgression does not change gender constraints y contributions: The concept of performativity gender does not exist without gender display. Deconstruction making visible the gender and sexual performances in what is considered normal and natural. Queer theory challenging the gender, sex, and sexual binaries with multiple sexualities and transgendering.

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