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Date Created: 10/06/16
10/6/16 ● Is ssigning ex category ptional ○ In today’s lecture the professor demonstrates how determining one’s gender is entirely a social process used to maintain the well being of the institutions surrounding hild. ■ Exswedish family keeps the sex of the baby a secret and many respond angrily ■ Transgender and intersex audience respond more positively ● What happens when the biological sex is ambiguous? ○ Androgen insensitivity syndrome ■ Also known as IS, a ondition i which child is born genetically ale (has one X and one Y chromosome) but isresistant to male hormones: androgens) . As a result, the body does not process testosterone nd therefore does not develop a penis. Thus, the child, with the phenotypical characteristics of a female, grows up as a woman but fails to to have any female related symptoms during puberty→ found to have testes within the body ■ In other words, the person has some or allof the physical traits of a woman, but the enetic akeup of man ○ Preves ■ Finds that intersexed patients who are forced to undergo surgery to have their genitalia corrected feel strong senses of shame and stigmatization; not necessarily bc of the actual surgery per se but bc they became the objects for medical interest (they basically became instruments) ■ Medicalization the process hrough hich conditions come efined nd treated as medical issues ● Medical professionals are defined as proper experts and other experts re devalued ■ How are these concepts related to intersex? ● Symbolic Interactionism ○ How the meaning of the self and situation is created through social interaction ● Labeling theory ○ The social expectations that are imposed on an individual become internalized by that same individual, causing those xpectations to e fulfilled (selffulfilled prophecy/stigma affects he individual’s behavior) ○ “Deviant behavior is not inherent to a person but is defined through social interaction” ■ The missing vagina monologue ● The stigmatization that follows the author’s surgery is due to the need aving to be ixednot from eing orn without vagina ○ Inverting stigma through social movements ■ Collective strategies help reduce the feelings of stigma 10/6/16
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