Re: Gendered binaries

all correspondence is written to Mr and Mrs, obviously very like cats and
dogs or dogs and cats. But then a dog would object to not being first? I
visited the Grab (Tomb) of Cosima and Richard Wagner, I put Cosima first
because it comes earlier in the alphabet, starting a short list seemed to be
nicer with a C sound. Men's names tend to start with hard consonantal Ps or
Rs, womens with softer Cs or Es? This has nothing to do with binaries or
dualism, merely a question of style. In Spain, everyone retains both the
surname of the father and mother, something taken up by feminists, ie to
retain both maiden and married names, hyphenated, of course.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fernando Calzadilla" <fc270@xxxxxxx>
To: <foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <SOCIAL-THEORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: Gendered binaries

> Snoopy resents the common expression "It's raining cats and dogs." He
> the proper expression should be dogs and cats. Binaries embody power
> relations.
> F
> > From: Anthony McCann <mccannat@xxxxxx>
> > Reply-To: foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 10:06:33 -0500
> > To: SOCIAL-THEORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Cc: foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Gendered binaries
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > This is a stupid question, but I can't see the wood for the tress with
> > one right now.
> >
> > I've been looking at enclosure and 'the commons', and have been noting
> > analyses and scholarly discourse that the binary opposition is heavily
> > gendered, respectively masculine/feminine, active/passive,
> > threatening/threatened etc etc etc
> >
> > I can identify where and how and maybe even why, but the obvious thing
> > I can't think straight about right now, because my head has too much
> > in it, is why is this a problem? (I realise it is, but can't think about
> > right) More specifically, what are the most obvious negative
implications of
> > using heavily gendered binaries in our discourses, analyses, and
> >
> > It is a stupid question, but any help appreciated, especially in terms
> > relevant texts or references.
> >
> > All the best
> >
> > Anthony

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