Gender Variance and Diversity System
1.)The sex/Gender binary system
3.)Regulating the Sex/Gender Binary systemthe five laws of a bi-polar sex/gender system
•What each author says regarding essay question? Compare and Contrast what each says,
difference and similarities
•What is sex gender binary system?
•Limitations of sex gender binary systems
•Discuss with examples how the system is regulated
•Must use readings
•The Gender/Sex Binary: two distinct and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine
•^social boundary used to prevents people from crossing or mixing gender roles
•^A system which society divides people into male and female gender roles, gender identities and
•Intersectional Analysis: acknowledges that ever person be it man or woman exists in the
framework of multiple identities—RoseMary Garland
•Within the binary male and female is a further binary the abnormal and normal
•Social constructionist : tells us that gender is a fluid construct. It is not determined by our biology,
but is a product of our environment our performance, our culture and our society, it changes, it’s
not natural or inherent—“we don’t have gender- we do gender”
•Gender is something people preform, take gender roles and attributes and preform them
•Drag queens/kings, play with gender, highlight gender roles
•What does drag do for gender? (on slide)
•^Become something that isn’t dysfunction
•The sex gender binary system is a system, boundary and a classification.
•How do we regulate the sex gender binary system?