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Published on January 19th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

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Your Behavior Creates Your Gender (VIDEO)

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“Nobody really is a gender from the start. I know it’s controversial, but that’s my claim,” says Judith Butler, a philosopher and  professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley.

In a video called “Your Behavior Creates Your Gender,” Butler gives a quick 101 on gender as a construction, a great video to send out as a primer to academic feminist friends uneasy about genderqueer identity.

“We act as if that being of a man or that being of a woman is actually an internal reality or something that is simply true about us, a fact about us, but actually it’s a phenomenon that is being produced all the time and reproduced all the time,” Butler says in the video.


Interviewed by Max Miller
Directed by Jonathan Fowler
Produced by Elizabeth Rodd for Big Think

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