Mimi Schippers

What point do you think Butler is making in “Bloodchild” regarding the role that gender plays in becoming an adult?

According to the editors of Rereading America, “we may be born female and male, but we are made women and men” precisely because our cultural myths “shape the roles men and women play in our public and private relationships.” They argue that history shows us that “our gender derives from cultural myths about what is […]

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