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Against the Grain - September 18, 2013 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain, for September 18, 2013 - 12:00pm

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Against the Grain

According to Priya Kandaswamy, race is socially constructed, and the construction of race is a gendered and sexualized process.

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My penis is not a social

My penis is not a social construct, there is a binary with a few inbetweeners, and if we want to separate sex and gender that's fine, but saying that sex and gender are both social constructs forgets that there is a reality hanging (or not, as the case may be) between our legs. If a kindergartner can differentiate boys and girls when naked, then a professor who can not is just a fool. You can self identify as anything you want, but you can not say that no difference exists in our bodies. Race is a social construct, gender may also be, but my genitals are in fact biological realities. It is this kind of obscurest academic work that discredits so much good academic thought with the population at large.

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