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March 19th- the gendered body.docx

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Andrew Mc Kinnon

Week 9 The gender bodies We think about our body in two waysthey are very contradictory We think our body is our personal think and at the same we say that the machines in our body that control us Arguing thesis of the lecture in fact the body is a very much a social entity even more than being the biological oneThe things that effect our bodies health care nutrition and work conditions These are all social In more complex level we must include cultural ideologies about mens and womens bodies What is deemed as feminine body and muscular body Ideas are dominated by dominated cultureThese ideas influence how social and economic institutions regulate women bodies and health Other factors such as race ethnicity also affect the way we look at our bodies EX white body and facial is desirable then ethnic black face the able body is more valuable than bodies with other abilities and capacities How do u respect your bodyBetter working conditions and health care For women to control your reproductive ability Bodies get socially influenced how ppl luk at you Assumptions are made that sex and sexuality are biologically determined Guidelines tell us what is appropriate and what is not and more than biologically these scripts tell us how our bodies must behave in a sexual manner Nothing could be more gender then our bodies The body is not mutual In fact for women and for men the body has become the primary definer of a gender identity The first thing to do is when you say youre a feminine individual is through your body send the msg thru your body The body as a gendered entityIn what ways our bodies are gendered We become gendered beings through what we call the system of gende
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