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Gender Performativity Essays

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Trauma Studies, Gender Performativity and The Return of the Repressed in Nappily Ever After: Text Analysis

Image is everything? It may. Clothes are everything. They may. What about our hair? These are the questions that were raised while I was watching the romantic comedy on Netflix, ‘Nappily ever after. Nappily, not happy because the main character discovers true happiness only after a nap; an eyes-opening sleep that changed her view on life and perfection. The main plot of the movie seems quite commonplace. Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a perfect life: perfect job, perfect boyfriend, and...
2 Pages 921 Words

Gender Role Stereotypes

Gender performativity restricts an individual from reaching their full potential. Those gendered as women are obliged to be feminine and derive self-definition from the way in which they subscribe to feminine norms. Yet these norms frequently relegate them to secondary or submissive roles. In the novels Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, they successfully expose the complex atrocities that emerge from sexual hierarchies. They both exhibit the representation of female gender roles as...
3 Pages 1281 Words

Feminism Beyond the Binary

Whether it is conscious or subconscious, people often understand the fight for “gender equality” as being a fight for equality between men and women and a fight that must take place within the gender binary. Feminist discourse tends to centralize the struggle of women and, in turn, the feminist movement has sought to dismantle the barriers for inclusion of women, to elevate and empower women, and to ensure that women have access to the same opportunities that men do. Mainstream...
4 Pages 1863 Words

The Importance of Trans Inclusivity in Schools

In the Murky discourse that surrounds “Bathroom Bills” the overall humanity of the subjects of such bills has been lost. We’ve moved away from empathy and dived headlong into specious claims and assertions with little to no backing. It is important to keep in mind the worth and value of trans people and their right to human dignity. In this paper I’ll focus on trans students’ right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity and the importance...
3 Pages 1345 Words
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