The opposing policy recommendations of decriminalization and neo-abolition rest on normative claims about whether the commercial exchange should be degendered
and treated as labour, or treated as a form of violence against women in an unequal society.
The duality of the Kosmodemianskaya myth--in which she is at once a female victim and a degendered
(or at least alternatively gendered) hero--did not persist after the war.
At the core of the thirty-five hours of performances over the course of ten days was a community of eleven performers, each signifying a character, consisting of a sexed but degendered
set of gestures.
MJ: Your trans-affirmative hiring policy has led to degendered
bathrooms on set and about 80 transgender crew and cast members.
However, my contention in this paper is that the gendered, bodily experiences of "becoming" an agent of violence involves a complex reconfiguration of the woman's body, which entails a simultaneous reconstitution of the body as a material, lethal weapon, defeminised and degendered
, and the symbolical feminine, in Shalini's case, as a sensuous dancer.
In a collection of essays Bell edited called Toward the Year 2000: Work in Progress (1967), anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote that traditional gender roles would break down in developed nations, that a cultural and religious backlash might develop, and that men might feel threatened when the traditional ways in which they defined masculinity became degendered
. (Mead wasn't right about everything; she also warned of an increase in "overt hostile homosexuality" as one sign of "weakening in the sense of sure sex identity in men.")
Shanghai, Spring 1930 has often been read as a key text marking Ding's shift from focusing on the sexual-romantic desires and psychology of the educated urban New Woman and Modern Girl to a more typically degendered
and masculinized leftist aesthetic (see e.g., Dooling; Larson; Stevens; Tang; see also Feng).
Sometimes, as in the case of Mass Persuasion and Personal Influence, it hid their identities behind degendered
language of "people." As Susan Douglas has put it, "one of the central contradictions of the Decatur Study is that it simultaneously disguises that only women are being studied and universalizes them as representative of the general population" (2006, p.
Schacher, Auerbach, and Silverstein (2005) recast the gay father role as "degendered
"Together, feminists across the class spectrum," writes Chappell, "offered a vision of a new, degendered
family wage, challenging the male-breadwinner bias that continued to inform liberal policy prescriptions." (158)
Women [and, Bobel specifies, people who were born with female bodies but who identify as men] who menstruate become 'menstruators.'" This radical shift in framing from an essentially gendered perspective to a mostly degendered
one (or, to borrow a phrase from Judith Butler, a gender-troubled one) points the way to a new understanding of feminism's relationship to women and the female body.
The ubiquitous cafe represents the employment and adaptation of a domestic, interior space--the kitchen/parlor--in an exterior, degendered
, public space for communication and knowledge transfer.