November 19, 2012
I thought it was pretty ironic that we were reading the Bulter piece "Gender Trouble" because in one of my other classes we had a similar discussion about the influence, importance and difference in the role of sex in gender in our society today. And in a similar conclusion (meaning in my other class) we agreed that gender is a verbal manipulation of how we as individuals are supposed to act within a society. I also found it interesting that Bulter found the the role of women and their relationship with their feministic role had a spot light on it (no matter negative or positive). That everything in regards to analogy and description and to do with the relation to the female body in full regard, by there is no mention of the male at all, almost ever. I wonder why must we connect everything with tis dichotomy of the female body? Why must we limit ourselves within these social realms of thought as females as physical objects and men as their dominator? Is there some social sweep or initiation that we can infiltrate to change the limited and 'troubling' persona?