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Transpostgenderism 5 jean_davidponci

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This talk explains what is at stake with postgenderism.

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Transpostgenderism 5 jean_davidponci

  1. 1. Transhumanism and Gender Studies: The Dream of a Postgender Society Jean-David Ponci, PhD in Philosophy of Biology
  2. 2. CONTENTS What is at stake ? What do Gender Studies Say ? Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia What is Postgenderims Technologies Enabling Postgender Society The dream of a postgender society Conclusion
  3. 3. WHAT IS AT STAKE ? Is sexuality is something essential to human nature or something accidental ? Humans have been deeply circumscribed and determined by our accidental binary gender assignments (Geary, 2006; Ridley, 2003). The gender binary has shaped the human condition, causing us to see the world through basic binary categories from our metaphysics to our linguistics. The biological bases of the gendered cognition, gender identity and sexual preference impose limits on our capacity for communication and intersubjective understanding and empathy. Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary By George Dvorsky and James Hughes, PhD Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Williams 229B, 300 Summit St. Hartford CT 06106 USA
  4. 4. WHAT DO GENDER STUDIES SAY ? Gender (social expression of our sexuality) has more to do with culture than with nature - Gender binary is something relative - Suggest that significant part of population is not exclusively heterosexual - Sex spectrum Goal : reach a gender neutral society
  5. 5. WHAT SAY GENDER STUDIES 300 Summit St. Hartford300 Summit St. Hartford300 Summit St. Hartford
  6. 6. CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) are any of several autosomal recessive diseases Most of these conditions involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics in some affected infants, children, or adults.
  7. 7. WHAT IS POSTGENDERISM ? We should have the possibility to erode the differences between the sexes and to be free from the consequences of sexuality. But means are different. Gender studies : social struggle and education (children books, contraception…) Postgenderism : medicine and technology
  8. 8. Since the 1970s, however, the influence of genetics, hormones and a biologically gendered brain on gendered beliefs, abilities and behavior has been increasingly, grudgingly acknowledged. […] Socialization does not explain all the differences between male and female cognition, emotion and behavior. (p. 5) WHAT IS POSTGENDERISM ?
  9. 9. If you cannot reach gender neutrality changing the society, you can reach it changing the biology. Postgenderism is a logical consequence of gender studies and is its continuation WHAT IS POSTGENDERISM ? Belief : it is healthiest to be in the androgynous range - Highest self-esteem, more emotional intelligence
  10. 10. TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING POSTGENDER SOCIETY Artificial wombs “The heart of women's oppression is her childbearing and child-rearing roles… To assure the elimination of sexual classes requires the revolt of the underclass (women) and seizure of control of reproduction:... so the end goal of the feminist revolution must be unlike that of the first feminist movement, not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself; genital differences between human beings would no longer matter”. (Firestone, 1970: 12)
  11. 11. TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING POSTGENDER SOCIETY Artificial wombs
  12. 12. TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING POSTGENDER SOCIETY Drugs to control sexual behavior Drugs for sexual freedom from heterosexuality and monogamy -“But the final liberation from dyadic, gendered, heteronormative relationships will likely come about through use of drugs that suppress pair-bonding impulses. Research with voles has found that genes regulating the neurotransmitter vasopression determine whether male voles will be monogamous or polygamous.” (Hugues and Dvorsky, p. 9) To love only your spouse -Eventually we will be able to directly stimulate the parts of the brain that desire specific partners or kinds of experiences. We will be able to wire ourselves to only desire sex with the opposite sex, only with our spouse, to only desire specific sex acts, and to desire it according to an agreed upon frequency. p.12 ,
  13. 13. TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING POSTGENDER SOCIETY Genetic engineering for changing your sex -“Once we have perfected tissue cloning and genetic engineering - within the next two decades - we will be able to craft new, fully functional breasts and sexual organs for transsexuals” p. 10
  14. 14. TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING POSTGENDER SOCIETY Robot for sexual needs -“People who are too busy, shy, or unappealing, or whose preferences are too elaborate or taboo to reveal to a living person, may turn to robot sex as an alternative (Levy, 2007)” p. 11,
  15. 15. TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING POSTGENDER SOCIETY Robot for sexual needs -“People who are too busy, shy, or unappealing, or whose preferences are too elaborate or taboo to reveal to a living person, may turn to robot sex as an alternative (Levy, 2007)” p. 11,
  16. 16. TECHNOLOGIES ENABLING POSTGENDER SOCIETY Drugs for correcting the defect of the gendered brains -Efforts to treat female depression and male aggression, autism and ADD would give us ways to make the brain more androgynous. p.11
  17. 17. THE DREAM A society without discrimination against women or LGBT Free to live our sexuality: -Assuring fidelity in the couple -With robots -Without pregnancy -Changing my sex Less tensions between masculine or feminine way of life A society with discrimination against handicapped persons Lose of the richness of the complementarity between the sexes SOME OBJECTIONS ? Free to live our sexuality: -Fidelity is fruit of my love and of my will not the effect of drugs -Reducing sex to genital pleasure without a project -Maternity and paternity is the way for human to grow personally -Changing my sex without changing the brain
  18. 18. QUOTATION FROM “LE DEUXIÈME SEXE”, SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR From the economic point of view, her situation (of the prostitute) is symmetrical to the married woman’s. “Between those who sell themselves through prostitution and those who sell themselves through marriage, the only difference resides in the price and length of the contract,” says Marro. P.680
  19. 19. CONCLUSION Postgenderism is not transhumanism. Man is done to go beyond his natural capacity, because he makes tools
  20. 20. CONCLUSION Postgenderism is not transhumanism, but dehumanism. If we lose the capacity to give life, to take care of life and if we entrust the life of our children to machines, we will be like robots.
  21. 21. REFERENCES - Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary By George Dvorsky and James Hughes, PhD Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Williams 229B, 300 Summit St. Hartford CT 06106 USA Horm Behav. 2001 Sep;40(2):99-104. - Sex differences in children's free drawings: a study on girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Iijima M1 , Arisaka O, Minamoto F, Arai Y. - The Gender Equality Paradox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LRdW8xw70 - Breaking: Scientists Create An Artificial Womb, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxn6msihFjc

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