This weeks discussion and readings were both complicated to absorb initially. I went into class having a hard time really grasping what the authors meant in their texts. I found that Halberstam was more difficult for me to understand. Finding out that she goes by both Judith and Jack really confused me more. From class I think I understood that she immersed herself in the work she was doing and chose not to identify with a certain gender. We often label people as boy or girl and people who try to not be label as one or the other we often label them incorrectly. With things like "gays, lesbians, bi's or transvestites." When really in many cases they are not any of these things. The media example used in class today was "Boy's don't cry." I personally have never seen it but it was very interesting. It seemed it could also confuse you even more if you did not understand the underlying messages in it. Its something that I hope to watch to get a better idea of this transgender point that Halberstam tries to make. I too agreed with the "I love you man" movie example being another context this could be applied to. He was not gay, he just identifies better among women then men.
Blog Post Week 8
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