Project #84705 - women studies

 

 

Step 1: Provide a paragraph summary of the article.

 

Step 2: Answer the following question(s) in one paragraph.

 

The reading by Kessler discusses the medical construction of gender and both the reading and documentary outline the challenges associated with infant gender reconstruction.  It was reported in the documentary that 9 of 10 that underwent surgery as an infant wished their parents could have waited until adolescence, so they could have been involved in any decisions made. 

 

Which factors are important in determining the infant’s gender? 

 

What physical and emotional issues potentially arise from this decision? 

 

Based on the course materials, do you feel one should do surgery as soon as possible, assign a gender without surgical changes, or simply wait until a child's gender identity emerges?

 

The article by Kessler was written 25 years ago now.  CAn you find evidence that things have changed since then?  After reading the article by Kessler, do you feel that the direct quotes from doctors about gender, sex, and reassignment surgery are innately medical/scientific or biased on societal norms and expectations of gender?  Does this appear different today than in the past?

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REFERENCE THE ARTICLE AND DOCUMENTARY WHEN YOU POST; 

 

 

 

Step 1: Provide a paragraph summary of the documentary "Intersexion.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnt-8cTtdJA)"

 

Step 2: Answer the following question(s) in one paragraph.

 

In American society, there is often a need to dichotomize society to conform to male or female rather than to see gender as a spectrum or to take (for example) the Native American approach of respecting both gender traits in the individual.  Think of individuals you have seen recently in the media, consider issues impacting athletes especially and how they have been treated (this link may help with the discussion: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/sports/20runner.html). 

 

Based on the reading and documentary, how can we move beyond this simplification of a male/female dichotomy to accommodate those born intersex or others who do not fit or identify with the binary male and female? We are not talking necessarily about a third gender as much as increasing awareness that there is a gender spectrum and changing attitudes so our society could embrace the concept of a gender spectrum.

 

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