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Re: [Sartre] the sex/gender/gential issue?!

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  • thomas roads
    i agrre with your point, thats why i said gender create an illusion of separation. thomas ..com ...
    Message 1 of 3 , May 25, 2001
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      i agrre with your point, thats why i said gender create an illusion of
      separation.

      thomas

      ..com>
      >
      >I've been observing (as best I can) this debate over the, shal we say, 'sex
      >issue'....
      >and would like to add my voice.
      >
      >Firstly, I've noticed a number of people using the words sex and gender
      >interchangeably.
      > I suggest, and use the word 'gender', leaving 'sex' to describe the
      >physical
      >aspect.
      >
      >I think all this talk on gender really needs to consider the fact that
      >'gender'
      >operates essentially as a regulatory construct. for example... the term
      >woman
      >does not signify a unity but rather a regulatory fiction - the deployment
      >of
      >which reproduces (albeit, inadvertently) normative relations between sex
      >and
      >gender... and all that entails - i.e. the desire that naturalises
      >heterosexuality.
      > Gender really is nothing more than a repeated stylization of the body-
      >repeated
      >acts- which through time produce the appearance of a natural state. Gender
      >is not authentic- there is no fundamental core that produces reassuring
      >signs
      >of gender. Really, gender is not something that should be construed in
      >terms
      >of originality and imitation... but rather the domain should be seen as an
      >endlrss
      >- though i admit, regulated - possibilities of performativity.
      >
      >
      >I would like to write more on this... but I must go for the moment... but I
      >look forward to others comments... debates on this issue.
      >
      >justin
      >
      >
      >Justinian C. Habner
      >Honours Student
      >School of Government
      >University of Tasmania
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      >Tasmania Australia 7001
      >
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