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Department
Women's Studies
Course
Women's Studies 1021F/G
Professor
Chris Roulston
Semester
Fall

Description
SusanStrykerAHundredYearsofTransgenderHistoryClosertiestogenderpresentationthantosamesexobjectofdesireTranssexualhistoryparadoxicallybecomesvisibleasahistoryofnegationieasprohibitionLawstellingpeopletodresstheirsexkeepcategoriesofsexdefiningsomeonethenorm1850sAsindustrialcapitalismgrewthepopulationofcitiesincreasedallowingroomforsexualandgendervariation1920surbanpopulationexceedsruralpopulationforthefirsttimeCulturehaschangedafterWWInewsenseofsexualfreedomPartofscientificdiscourseandsexualitytoday1850slawsagainstcrossdressingweretiedtoanxietiesaboutnotbeingabletocontrolthemoralsofurbanpopulationsWomanssuffragewasbeginningtoappearonthepoliticalmap1840sAmeliaBloomerwasaskingfordressreformasakeyaspectofthefirstwaveoffeminismTheSocialPowerofMedicineWhilehomosexualitywasoftenpathologizedbythesexologiststranssexualityhadamorecomplexrelationshiptothefieldofmedicineItwasalsopathologizedbutitneededthescientificknowledgemedicinewasmakingavailableforbodilymodificationThereforeitcouldntrejectthemedicalestinthesamewaythathomosexualitycouldMedicaldiscoursehasahugeinfluenceInordertoreceivemedicineyouhadtobedeemedasillGID
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