Gender Butler Performance

Today, we’re examining Molly Fisher’s article, “Think Gender Is Performance? You Have Judith Butler to Thank for That” from The Cut. As you read, answer the following questions:  

  • What is performativity? 
  • What do you think Butler and de Beauvoir mean by “one is not born but rather becomes a woman?”
  • How do you think the language we use (names and pronouns in particular) fit into notions of gender performativity?
  • Why is the concept of performativity important to the study of gender and sexuality? 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s