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Right of the bat this person seperates sex and gender which runs parallel to the arguements of both of this week's texts. One interesting point was people getting angry when a person's sex is not obvious to them. The person in the video said that people think less of you if they can't define your sex. Maybe they are agitated because instead of going through the motions of interacting with a heteronormative male or female they actually have to think and engage in a conversation that they haven't already had a million times. I think West/Zimmerman touch on interactions between males and females and it seems that the rules of gender apply to these interactions as well. If one engages in a conversations where the rules do not seem to apply they are pushed out of their comfort zone and must be present and engaged. It's possible that "forcing" this on someone by not playing your assigned part could be a source of agitation.