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Ause I hadn t read much about the subject before After reading Undoing Gender I d like to know about Butler s ideas on being human something I ve never thought about the way she has I wish she elaborated on the subject providing some ethical or generally philosophical background I thought there d be about how gender affects one as a person in the social sphere Perhaps I ll ind it in a different text of hers Some of her points seem obvious and she s willing to go over and over them in simple language At other times she comes out with long and complicated sentences or vague references the reader is expected to understand and I really don t know who this book is aimed at I don t think she does herself Some things I ind simple An Italian Education fillers and others in chapter 2 I don t understand on theirst reading The chapters are too autonomical in the uestions they want and often don t want answered their language their references I know varied ways of looking at subjects are
often the best but here it was a little ill itting Everythe best but here it was a little ill itting Every is Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, for someone else and the last one came out of the blue It was interesting but I don t think it needed to be there If she said anything about why she thinks the problems she deals with are philosophically valid there d be a point in talking about the two philosophies I think these problems with unifying make the book hard to be enjoyable to anyone inull I will be returning to Butler but I m certainly critical of her method of writing and of which subjects method of writing and of which subjects chooses to elaborate on Constant conflations of sex with gender Annoying lack of citations Daddy Wanted for assertions made Cruel minimisation of child sexual abuse Abounds in Freudianism bear in mind Freud had no sound reasoning or empirical evidenceor his assertions either Wilfully obtuse language writing A woeful piece of scholarship Would be risible if it had not become so culturally influential in such a detrimental way. Nce and survival And to do one's gender in certain ways sometimes implies undoing dominant notions of personhood She writes about the New Gender Politics that has emerged in recent years a combination of movements concerned with transgender transsexuality intersex and their complex relations to eminist and ueer theo. ,
Ss I would have given this book ive stars but I think that if someone picked up this book without that avenue Snowy River Man for discussion much of the main concepts and theories would be lostI think that most of the book was not to get the reader to subscribe to a certain moral or ideal but to get the reader to think in a way that they have not before example legalization of gay marriage may work as a legitimization of those relationships but in the end could ostracize other members of the community who were never lookingor that type of legitimacy the real answer maybe something
then marriage or everyone no matter sexual preference rather then defining something newly legitimized by something already considered a recognized norm maybe we need to look at the language we currently have I believe that in the end she is trying to open up new conversation to address old argumentsBut if you chose to pick it up please try chapters 3 and 4 They are very worth the work some sloppy opinionsButler asks a lot of uestions but barely ever appears too doubtful Most of the time she isn t "Interested In Providing Her Answers "in providing her answers opinions which is what I read other people or uestionsOther Then Marriage For Everyone No Matter
aren t that hard to ind alone A book should provide clearly stated opinions attemptst that hard to ind alone A book should provide clearly stated opinions attempts answers rather than end every chapter with extra issues than before I can t help thinking she doesn t always want the reader to answer her uestions and uses them Malakai (Wicked Games, for the sake of rhetorics that this problem is a stylistic issue she can t help She seems to avoid concrete judgements I ve just read her book and I know what uestions she asks herself what books she reads and whatilms she watches but what does Judith Butler think I wasn t particularly interested in the parts dealing with psychoanalysis or her accounts of transgendered people something I think she could have said much interesting things on I loved the The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone fragments on norms probably bec. S that govern andail to govern gender and sexuality as they relate to the constraints on recognizable personhood The book constitutes a reconsideration of her earlier view on gender performativity Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, from Gender Trouble In this work the critiue of gender norms is clearly situated within theramework of human persiste. Anyone who has read Judy Butler has had to contend with philosophical mind benders of astonishing brilliance and tortured diction such as What happens to the subject and
TO THE STABILITY OF GENDER CATEGORIESthe stability of gender categories the epistemic regime of presumptive heterosexuality is unmasked as that which produces and reifies these ostensible categories
ontology Which makes it all the surprising to into the same brilliance the same incisiveness but this "time with a kind of heartrending poetry that absolutely cuts to the uick Like The Family Plan from theirst chapter Let s ace "with a kind of heartrending poetry that absolutely cuts to the uick Like rom the A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity first chapter Let sace We re undone by each other And if we re not we re missing something If this seems so clearly the case with grief it is only because it was already the case with desire One does not always stay intact It may be that one wants to or does but it may also be that despite one s best efforts one is undone in the Celebrity Bachelor face of the other by the touch by the scent by the prospect of the touch by the memory of theeelMake of that what you will That paragraph has been haunting me For Better and Worse for days Her discussion of what it means to be human and socially intelligible made me crySpecifically To be called a copy to be called unreal is thus one way in which one can be oppressed But consider that it isundamental than that For to be oppressed means that you already exist as a subject of some kind But to be unreal is something else again For to be oppressed one must Cassidys Kids (Maitland Maternity, first become intelligible Toind that one is Rescuing the Texans Heart fundamentally unintelligible is toind that one has not yet achieved access to the human 218Similarly I appreciated her thoughts on the nature of philosophy in the last essay Can the Other of Philosophy Speak This is another philosophy book on the same lines of the Michel Foucault we just read or class as well And once again what she is saying is very important but most of what is said is unattainable by the average reader After discussing the concepts in cla. Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality ocusing on new kinship psychoanalysis and the incest taboo transgender intersex diagnostic categories social violence and the tasks of social transformation In terms that draw Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch fromeminist and ueer theory Butler considers the norm.OF ONTOLOGY WHICH MAKES IT ALL THE SURPRISING TO