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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL243H1
Professor
Ronniede Sousa
Semester
Winter

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- Trans and cis people are similar because they are immersed in a system of compulsory gender, they have to negotiate how to maintain their gender identities, they face risks and dangers if they don’t conform to society’s notion of gender, and they have similar tendencies when it comes to continuity of sex and gender (ex. a F-t-M who always felt male or a female who always felt female) - Gender is a social identity, which is a shared understanding of who a person is based on his or her membership in a group - Acquired identity = characteristic that has been permanently ascribed or earned and doesn’t require any type of action in order to be maintained, ex. being a birth mother - Aspirational identity = an identity that must be perpetuated through ongoing action, ex. being a good mother - Gender is performative, and thus aspirat
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