January 14, 2013

Everyday Sociology Talk: Sex and Gender and the Transgender Process

Kristen Schilt, author of Just One of the Guys? discusses how the transgender process challenges traditional sociological approaches to understanding gender.

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Why are trans people referred to as a process? There is the process of transition, where one moves from ones gender assigned at birth to ones preferred gender.
Trans people challenge the social construction of gender even as their embodied identity is dismissed as invalid

I really haven't given much thought on the transgender sex, but it seems that they want to fit in and are confused about that process.

Wonder when Obama is going to congratulated a transgendered athlete for coming out

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