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Queering heteronormative cultural narratives

I thought that this week’s reading, especially the Judith Halberstam chapter, was incredibly interesting.  I could write about a lot, but I want to focus on the idea of “disposable bodies” and media portrayals of trauma and queerness.  Why do … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Gender Binary and Venus Xtravaganza

Many of the individuals in “Paris Is Burning” idealize white womanhood, which really intrigues me.  Although clearly most of the individuals in this film do not fit gender stereotypes or the gender binary, rather than fighting for a more comprehensive … Continue reading Continue reading

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