Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory

Group 4: WGST 301-001

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1. Video

2. Author: Judith Butler

2.1. Born in 1956

2.2. Philosopher-studied at Yale (BA/MA/PHD)

2.3. Third Wave Feminisim

2.4. Queer Theory

3. Main Concept: Performing vs. Performative

3.1. Theater vs. Actual Life

4. Body

4.1. Natural

4.2. Becomes Gendered through Historical Interactions

4.2.1. Maurice Merleau Ponty

4.2.2. Simone de Beauvoir

4.3. Abolishes Essentialist Feminisim

4.3.1. Women is a historical idea, not a fact

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6. Related Authors

6.1. Michel Foucault

6.1.1. "Sex, Gender, and Heterosexuality are historical products that became natural over time"

6.2. Gayle Rubin

6.2.1. "Taboos create gendered identities and sexualities"

7. Capitalism

7.1. Pink Tax

7.2. IAT Activity

8. Female vs. Male On and Off Stage

8.1. Women tend to be able to blur the lines more so than men

8.1.1. Tomboys

8.2. Drag Queens tend to be more prominent than Drag Kings?

9. Future References

9.1. Drag dramatizes the gender roles

9.2. Trans Indentities

9.3. Intersex/ Non-Binary

9.4. Media Exposure

9.4.1. Sex Education

9.4.2. Rupauls Drag Race

9.4.3. Sense8

10. Comments

10.1. Different Cultures?

10.1.1. Video

10.2. Intersex Individuals?

10.3. Lack of Proper Terminology (non-binary)

10.4. Academic/ not-reader friendly

11. Performative: Personal Choice?

11.1. Act--> The Very Fact of it Actually Happening

11.2. Potential to Construct Other Genders

11.3. Punishments and Sanctions

11.3.1. Bullying/Insults

11.3.2. Mental Health Issues

11.3.3. Societal Pressure

11.3.4. Gender Dysphoria

11.3.4.1. High level of attempted suicides among trans-youth

11.3.4.1.1. Video