ECU SOCI 1010 - Fausto-Sterling & Cheryl Chase (2 pages)

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Fausto-Sterling & Cheryl Chase's arguments for intersexuals and surgery


Lecture number:
8
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
East Carolina University
Course:
Soci 1010 - Race, Gender, Class
Edition:
1
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SOCI 1010 1nd Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture I Definitions Continued II Explanation for Differences III 4 Steps of Socialization Outline of Current Lecture I The Big Idea II Fausto Sterling III Cheryl Chase IV Old v New Recommendations Current Lecture I II III The Big Idea a Fausto Sterling argues that sex categories are also socially constructed Fausto Sterling a Scientist b Argues that the physical differences have a wider range of variation but we make them all fit into only two boxes male female c Originally believed there should be 5 different sexes but has now revisited the idea She now feels that if you consider many different characteristics there is a more wide open range of sexes d Typically we are uncomfortable with the variations so we force them into two categories although there should be many more intersexuals Cheryl Chase a Activist b Was born with an enlarged clitoris which was though to be a very small penis She was assigned male and named Charlie c At 18 months her parents chose to have her enlarged clitoris which they originally thought to be a very small penis removed and changed her assignment to a female These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute IV Old v New Recommendations a F S and Chase both argue against the recommendation of immediate corrective surgery i Irreversible surgeries ii Cause hard to sexual function iii Sometimes assignments were rejected later in life b Chase F S argue that instead of surgery parents should assign child to a category but utilize physiological therapy to help the child make his or her decision on whether or not they want a surgery i Category can be changed but physical assignment cannot



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