Gender and Sexual Identity: Transcending Feminist and Queer by Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy

By Julie L. Nagoshi, Craig T. Nagoshi, Stephan/ie Brzuzy

The first accomplished presentation of an explicitly transgender thought. This thought is going past feminist and queer thought through incorporating the assumption of fluid embodiment and lived event in conceptualizing gender and sexual id. past constructing a formula of transgender idea that comes with the socially developed, embodied, and self-constructed elements of identification within the narrative of lived reviews, the authors speak about the results of this “trans-identity idea” for thought, study, and practice.

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This is an example of how medical intervention supports the gendered social norm. Many parents are not given the opportunity to even think about, consult, or determine what to do in this “medical emergency” (Fausto-Sterling 2000), rather, the choice of surgery is thrust upon them as the moral choice and one that should be made quickly. Some argue that the reason for surgery that corrects for intersex externally ambiguous genitalia is for the good of the child, who will have to learn to cope with the developmental milestones that are dissimilar to others around them.

441). Diamond and Butterworth (2008) note the multiplicity of intersectional identities associated with the transgender experience, but if multiple oppressed social identities are merely the product of multiple social forces, all of which can be queered, there is no explanation of how individuals navigate these multiple identities, nor is there a basis for using these identities as a source of empowerment for opposing oppression. Sullivan expresses how “Queer Theory and/or activism has been accused of being, among other things, male-centered, antifeminist and race-blind,” not to mention focused on the gay man and the male agenda.

In order to “correct” for this “gender mishap,” the individual will most likely be assigned a biological sex upon their birth based on their secondary sexual characteristics. This is done to supposedly help detour pathological problems caused by one’s physical gender identity not matching one’s expected gender role. This “gender correction” was also done historically in the case of homosexuality, when it was part of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM).

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