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You've Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity by Laurie J. Shrage

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By Laurie J. Shrage

Is intercourse identification a characteristic of one's brain or physique, and is it a relational or intrinsic estate? who's within the most sensible place to understand a person's intercourse, will we each one have a real intercourse, and is a person's intercourse an alterable attribute? while a person's intercourse project adjustments, has the outdated self disappeared and a brand new one emerged; or, has purely the general public presentation of one's self replaced? "You've replaced" examines the philosophical questions raised via the phenomenon of intercourse reassignment, and brings jointly the essays of students identified for his or her paintings in gender, sexuality, queer, and incapacity reports, feminist epistemology and technological know-how reports, and philosophical bills of private identification. An interdisciplinary contribution to the rising box of transgender experiences, will probably be of curiosity to scholars and students in a couple of disciplines.

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There is almost no conceptual space for a third sex/gender; in order to be, and be intelligible as, a person, one must belong to one or the other of the two recognized sex/genders. 12 If my theory of the metaphysics of sex/gender transition is correct, it might help to explain why there appears to be an increase in individuals undergoing sex/gender transitions in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Over the past fifty to a hundred years, sex/gender customs, rules, and requirements have loosened up, and there is somewhat greater freedom than hitherto.

Still, critics have insisted that gender cannot be simply stripped off of race and class and examined as a feature independently of them. Patricia Hill Collins thus emphasizes the different form the relationship between a mother and daughter takes when the daughter’s survival in a hostile social environment is at stake: “Mothers routinely encourage Black daughters to develop skills to confront oppressive conditions. Learning that they will work and that education is a vehicle for advancement can .

Vanderbilt University Press. Scanlon, Kyle. 2006. “Where’s the Beef? ” In Trans/ Forming Feminisms: Trans-Feminist Voices Speak Out, edited by Krista Scott-Dixon. Toronto: Sumach Press, pp. 87–94. Scheman, Naomi. 1997. ” In Feminists Rethink the Self, edited by Diana Tietjens Meyers. : Westview, pp. 124–62. Spelman, Elizabeth V. 1988. Inessential Woman: Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought. Boston: Beacon. Wilkerson, William. 2007a. Ambiguity and Sexuality: A Theory of Sexual Identity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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