Re: [Sartre] the sex/gender/gential issue?!
- i agrre with your point, thats why i said gender create an illusion of
>I've been observing (as best I can) this debate over the, shal we say, 'sex
>and would like to add my voice.
>Firstly, I've noticed a number of people using the words sex and gender
> I suggest, and use the word 'gender', leaving 'sex' to describe the
>I think all this talk on gender really needs to consider the fact that
>operates essentially as a regulatory construct. for example... the term
>does not signify a unity but rather a regulatory fiction - the deployment
>which reproduces (albeit, inadvertently) normative relations between sex
>gender... and all that entails - i.e. the desire that naturalises
> Gender really is nothing more than a repeated stylization of the body-
>acts- which through time produce the appearance of a natural state. Gender
>is not authentic- there is no fundamental core that produces reassuring
>of gender. Really, gender is not something that should be construed in
>of originality and imitation... but rather the domain should be seen as an
>- 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.
>Justinian C. Habner
>School of Government
>University of Tasmania
>PO Box 252-22 Hobart
>Tasmania Australia 7001
>Tel: (03) 6226 2895
>Fax: (03) 6224 0973
>Mobile: 0401 023543
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