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Is the notion that queer identities and sexuality are innate incompatible with the view that genders are socially molded?

Probably the single most important proposition/thesis/tenet regarding queer identities currently held is that Queer individuals, just as cishet individuals, are simply born the way they are: they do ...
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What is a ‘woman'? [closed]

In contemporary society, the theoretical and philosophical question of what gender is is an active topic of discussion. Arguably, while gender may have been a topic of philosophical analysis prior to ...
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Is philosophy male-dominated? If so, why?

"Philosophy is for posh white boys with trust funds". A report by the Equality Challenge Unit in 2015 showed that over 70% of employed philosophers in the UK are white men. Of course, other ...
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Exploring Gender Equality: Navigating the Paradox of Differences and Sameness

how to prove objectively that despite physical, anatomical,physiological and psychological differences between men and women that everything should be the same , there must be gender equality between ...
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What relationship does gender have with bodily features?

Suppose someone takes a stance that gender is independent of sex, then how could it possibly be that a sex change surgery makes one feel more in line with their gender? And, if one takes the other ...
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Is "genital autonomy" separable from "sexual autonomy"?

Definitions: "Genital autonomy": the right to decide what happens to one's genitals, even to the point of irreversibly altering them. "Sexual autonomy": the right to decide to ...
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What is a woman? or Are all social constructions contingent? [closed]

It is difficult these days to avoid becoming familiar with popular disputes surrounding gender. Particularly contentious are questions regarding the ontology of the concepts of woman and man. On one ...
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How did ancient Greeks connect transcendence and rational approach to one gender(male)?

It seems to me as a modern human difficult to connect logic (may say rational approach), material world and something that stays beyond this reality (may say emotional or religious approach), ...
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Seeking Notable Responses to "Why the Trans Inclusion Problem cannot be Solved" by Tomas Bogardus

I recently came across an intriguing article titled "Why the Trans Inclusion Problem cannot be Solved" by Tomas Bogardus. As someone deeply interested in the philosophical aspects of trans ...
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Does gender identity require a dualist account of consciousness?

For the sake of argument, let us say that gender identity exists and is analytically and ontologically distinct from sex. Let us also say that: Gender identity is accessible through introspection, ...
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Is it unbiased to value social freedom more than scientific results

Is it unbiased or impersonal if we don't want to change our society towards what is right based on research into the biological grounding of psychology? Say that scientists found that (a) the concept ...
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Is gender sex-based, socially constructed or both? [closed]

Does the mere existence of intersex people (and people with 1 XX chromosomes, for example XXY) destroy the claim that gender is based on biological sex? Can this be considered a valid exception, and ...
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Studies exploring the rationale of gender equality

I've been trying to find books&other scientific material that mentions why the gender equality is important and should be achieved. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How can anything, such as a gender or sex, be said to exist?

It’s very common to hear people nowadays say that there are two related aspects of humans with regards to perhaps something we could call “dimorphism”, or typology associated with form and ...
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Moral argument against grammatical gender

Many languages have grammatical gender, according to which every object has a gender that determines what form of articles to use with that noun, how to decline adjectives modifying that noun, etc. ...
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What did Judith Butler mean by "differential axis of domination" in Gender Trouble?

Can anyone explain the meaning of the following from Judith Butler's Gender Trouble: Juridical notions of power appear to regulate political life in purely negative terms—that is, through the ...
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Does the requirement to use preferred gender pronous preclude the participation of people whose faith teaches that gender cannot be changed?

There are numerous cases where the views held by different people clash. Homosexual intercourses are one such obvious example: many religious denominations (for example Catholicism) consider them ...
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What determines a person's gender identity?

I've noticed that when many transgender allies and even some transgender people themselves have their claims investigated that they, in my estimation, can never really answer them too adequately: one ...
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What does gender have to do with epistemology?

I am learning about feminist epistemology through the text of Lorraine Code (What Can She Know? Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge) and that of Susan Bordo (The Flight to Objectivity: ...
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