Host: Good evening to our attendants and special guest. We welcome you to our academic conference. Today in our panels we have our discussant Judith Butler and Jasbir Puar. We are here to discuss the Queer, Feminist and New Materialist Theory and how it has evolved over time. We first start with Ms. Judith Butler and her ideas of how the role of Sex or gender plays over time. Then to Ms. Jasbir Puar.
JB: Good evening to everyone. I would like to first state that gender is constructed . Women are not born and they do not have a specific sex indication, girls are born with a specific biological set of DNA. The basic ideas of gender exists as a repeated stylization of the body. The idea of women is constructed through complicated term of gender as a stable identity. I find that gender traits are socially constructed. Here is a chart set up on the distinction between sex and gender.
sex= biological traits -male
-female Structural Identity
gender= cultural traits -Women ( expected to be feminine or the maternal figure)
Men ( expected to be masculine or the paternal figure)
This is a problematic idea and notion of identity set by others before us. Why does it follow so directly? Gender is a steroization of body through system of power and ideal logy. We do not need a fixed structure to understand gender. We need to look outside of it.
JP: Well in my opinion I think the term gender should be understood as resulting from changed identities and not as a fixed structure idea of gender should be thought of as becoming or as event changed in people’s lives that structured their own thoughts of identity. We can see from many works of literature the influences of the environment that affects the person such as the political movements from the work of Deleuze and Gartari. The feminist movement is another example of which diversify the structured idea of gender. We can see the strands of Queer theory coming from this.
JB. I agree in which Queer theory is another form new to this current society as in coming though ones set of identities.
JP: Such as how the acts of performing in the intervention it produces gender/ sex differences from the traditional culture. Even in race the identities are changed thought cultural movement and diffusion, With these new movement cultural has changed.
Host: I see even with Queer couples one is able to claim the maternal role and another the paternal role, even with the same gender . This notion of post structuralism have evolved a great deal too.
JB: I agree in this new era. It is more acceptable to change our own notions of who we think we are. This is something great happening in our ever changing post structural society.
JP: With even this discussion happing, this is still an event in our current lives that would influence who we are. Queer Feminist and other materialist Post structural theory.
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