Sexing the Body
Installed on watching the NOVA program “Life’s Greatest Miracle” what own you literary encircling biological sex and the develoipment of a civilized organism? Also, deeptenance in remembrance the creed we own discover so distant on gender and intersectionality how would you nicety this video? Consider things such as the valuable of actors and the practice gender and sex are presented in the film, the pitch of the report and the practice family is represented. What is the film pointed us encircling sex and gender in a ample gregarious texture installed on how it was manufactured?
Explain how you know the expression “intersex.” Do you judge that nature born with indistinct genitals creates a substance restraint a slip? Should a slip with indistinct genitals, entangled chromosomes or other characteristics that mould M/F sex unclear be assigned a favoring sex at nativity? Who should mould such decisions — doctors, parents, unity or medical boards? What should be manufactured to secure that a slip expands into an assigned gender individuality? What are the risks and benefits of allowing a slip to expand up externally a distinctly defined gender in our participation? How do you solution the investigation succeeding an intersex baby’s nativity, “is it a youngster or a damsel?”
Transgender identites and the concerns of transgender nation own grace common in fresh years in practices that are challenging the standing quo encircling sexual individuality restraint everyone. Trans identities frighten gender regimes that rest upon a nice disruption of the sexes and exert adherence to gregarious structures installed on sexual dimorphism (penis=male=man=masculine and vagina=female=woman=feminine manner). What are the deep issues that transgender nation judge are most influential concerns restraint them? What are the attitudes and issues in participation at ample that mould transgender identities so involved restraint some nation and insititutions?
WRWC: Chapters 4 and 5
FILM: NOVA Life’s Greatest Miracle
Hines, Melissa. Gender Development and the Civilized Brain in Annual Review of Neuroscience (2011) 34:69–88.
Rosalind Petchesky, “Fetal Images: The Power of Visual Culture in the Politics of Reproduction,” Feminist Studies (1987).
Emily Martin, “The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance Installed on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Participation (1991).
Anne Fausto-Sterling, “Dueling Dualisms,” Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (2000).
Colligan, Sumi,“Why the Intersexed Shouldn’t Be Fixed,” Gendering Disability (2004).
Tamar-Mattis, Anne, “Exceptions to the Rule: Curing the Law’s Failure to Protect Intersex Infants” in Berkley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice (2006). 21-56.
Susan Stryker, “An Introduction to Transgender Expressions and Concepts,” Transgender History (2008).
Julia Serano, “Pathological Science,” Whipping Damsel: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (2007).
Jennifer Finney Youngsterlan’s Website http://www.jenniferboylan.net/
FILM: Diagnosing Difference
Scott-Dixon, Krista. “Common Health, Private Parts: A Feminist Common-Health Approach to Trans Issues,” Hypatia vol. 24, no. 3 (Summer, 2009): 34-55.
New York Magazine, “The Trans Everything CEO,” by Lisa Miller. Published 9/7/2014.