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K některým strategiím feministické politiky: dekonstrukce rodové/genderové symboliky

On Some Strategies of Feminist Politics. The Deconstruction of Gender Symbolism
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Fafejta, Martin

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Abstract Offers four strategies of deconstructing gender symbolism, one of the methods & goals of contemporary feminist theory & practice - politics. (1) Lesbianism denaturalizes the institutions of 'compulsory heterosexuality.' (2) One can question the belief that sexual violence is the natural expression of male aggression, & women are men's victims. A better strategy seems to be to take the violence as a discursive matter that can be redescribed. If the narrative about successful resistance prevails over the narrative of woman as a natural victim, the aggressor's expectations can be changed. (3) Beauty discourses lead women to be weak, unable to resist violence, & susceptible to mental diseases like anorexia. (4) Maternity discourses associate women with maternity & see a woman's body as the subject of necessary control by the psychomedical sciences. They form an idea of woman's nature that is invariable & unchangeable. This notion is questioned by feminism as a serious limit on women's agency.
Classification Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords Deconstruction; Sex Role Orientations; Sex Stereotypes; Lesbianism; Sexual Assault; Body Image; Mothers; Discourse; Resistance; Opposite Sex Relations; Medical Model
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2002
Page/Pages p. 593-606
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 38 (2002) 5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications