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05 December 2007 @ 09:45 pm
Interesting Discourse on The View  


Interesting clip of Walters and the Women of the View discussing gender roles, transgendered identities and the discourse surrounding childhood. Thoughts?

Did anyone see the piece of transgendered children?
 
 
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Nikolaifaygoredpop on December 6th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
I'm fascinated by this obsession with binary thinking: you are one or the other, with no room for an ambiguous space or Borderland, to borrow from Anzaldua.

What you want is in the blood, Senatorsdemonista on December 6th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
sorry, i deleted my post because it posted randomly, in the middle of my writing my comment. it's properly done below. (i didn't think it would be responded to so quickly)
Nikolaifaygoredpop on December 6th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
I panicked and was awaiting a message from the moderator, if there is one, about an inappropriate post.

I'm actually procrastinating... Must. Write. Paper. NOW.

(Instead, I'm making mix CDs for friends and checking email. Nice.)
What you want is in the blood, Senatorsdemonista on December 6th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
Nor is their room for not identifying within a gender specrum. I do honestly believe that some of those poor kids were labelled trans, put in the opposite gender straight jacket, put on hormones, because they were gender noncomformists, not because they were dissatisfied with the "sex" of their bodies.
Nikolaifaygoredpop on December 6th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
I wonder about that; developmentally, how appropriate is it to label someone as they are figuring out who they are in relation to the world? I meant to look that up in the DSM-IV, but in the midst of finals, I've forgotten, although that would be a fascinating procrastination project.