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Race, gender & sexuality - Race Conflict and Change Week 7

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There has been much academic debate over the relationship between race and gender as factors in social, political and economic inequality and oppression and whether a race or feminist gender-based framework is most effective for the study and analysis of inequality and oppression. Taking up feminist critiques of patriarchy, liberal feminism for failing to address the experiences and issues confronted by women of colour, anti-racist activism for failing to address the issue of gender, as well as the question of how racism and homophobia intersect we will examine the relationship between race and gender on several levels: Firstly, we will examine the role and significance of gender and sexuality within racist discourses. Secondly, we will examine how race and gender compare, complement one another, differ or conflict as sites of social-political identification, classification, division and struggle, as factors in inequality, as well as frameworks for analysis. Thirdly, we shall look at the ways in which sexualized stereotyping works in the ‘double discrimination’ of racialized women and/or LGBT people. We will engage with several academic debates on the issue and discuss whether gendered race issues could or should be subsumed under an anti-racist or feminist analysis or agenda or remain distinct in a third category, or alternately how the three frameworks and agendas could co-exist and compliment one another for the most effective analysis and fight against different forms of social-political inequality.

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Race, gender & sexuality - Race Conflict and Change Week 7

  1. 1. Race, Gender &Sexuality Race: Conflict & Change Week 7
  2. 2. Overview…• Constructions of race/ gender.• Objectification & stereotyping.• Double discrimination or intersectionality?• Issues in the politics of race, gender & sexuality.
  3. 3. Constructing race & gender
  4. 4. Constructing race & gender
  5. 5. Constructing race & gender• The body as visual signifier.
  6. 6. Constructing race & gender• The body as visual signifier.• Power & ideology fix meaning.
  7. 7. Constructing race & gender• The body as visual signifier.• Power & ideology fix meaning.• Engendering race/ racing gender
  8. 8. Creating objectsRacialised women have been objectified andstereotyped in many different ways: •As sexually deviant •As exotic •As submissive •As angry….
  9. 9. Icons of female sexuality “By the 18th century, the sexuality of the black, both male and female, becomes an icon for deviant
  10. 10. The “Hottentot” Venus
  11. 11. Deconstructing raced gender stereotypesSubmissiveness - the case of Asian women. Beauty ideals - skin whitening.
  12. 12. Submissive docility1. Orientalism & the hijab.
  13. 13. Submissive docility2.! Asian women and UK immigration policy. http://tinyurl.com/provokedtrailer
  14. 14. Submissive docility2.! Asian women and UK immigration policy. http://tinyurl.com/provokedtrailer
  15. 15. Fair & Lovely? http://tinyurl.com/fairandlovely
  16. 16. Fair & Lovely?•Whiteness as a yardstick for beauty. http://tinyurl.com/fairandlovely
  17. 17. Fair & Lovely?•Whiteness as a yardstick for beauty.•Skin whitening products. http://tinyurl.com/fairandlovely
  18. 18. Fair & Lovely?•Whiteness as a yardstick for beauty.•Skin whitening products. http://tinyurl.com/fairandlovely
  19. 19. Fair & Lovely?•Whiteness as a yardstick for beauty.•Skin whitening products. http://tinyurl.com/fairandlovely
  20. 20. Fair & Lovely?•Whiteness as a yardstick for beauty.•Skin whitening products.• Black is beautiful. http://tinyurl.com/fairandlovely
  21. 21. Fair & Lovely?•Whiteness as a yardstick for beauty.•Skin whitening products.• Black is beautiful.•“Mixed race” women? http://tinyurl.com/fairandlovely
  22. 22. “Multiple oppression theory” Racialised women & LGBT suffer discrimination in: • Employment • Housing • Education • In the family ! ! ! etc…
  23. 23. Intersections
  24. 24. Intersections “We often find it difficult to separate race from class from sex oppression because in our lives they are most often experienced simultaneously. We know that there is such a thing as racial-sexual oppression which is neither solely racial nor solely sexual.” A Black Feminist Statement (CRC, 1977)
  25. 25. Beyond intersectionality?
  26. 26. Beyond intersectionality? • Intersectionality critiqued for ignoring sexuality.
  27. 27. Beyond intersectionality? • Intersectionality critiqued for ignoring sexuality. • “Multiply minoritised” are ignored.
  28. 28. Beyond intersectionality? • Intersectionality critiqued for ignoring sexuality. • “Multiply minoritised” are ignored. • Race and queer issues rarely meet.
  29. 29. “Gay imperialism?”
  30. 30. “Gay imperialism?”• Muslims = homophobia?
  31. 31. “Gay imperialism?”• Muslims = homophobia?• Saving Muslims - justifying discrimination.
  32. 32. “Gay imperialism?”• Muslims = homophobia?• Saving Muslims - justifying discrimination.• Building alliances.
  33. 33. Make me White
  34. 34. Questions• In what ways are identities of race and gender interconnected? What influences these interconnections (history of colonialism and racism, the media, family and friends…)?• How do ideals of beauty become facets of self- identity for racialized people?• What are the implications of this for overcoming racism?• Why is this a political issue, is it not just a matter of personal choice?

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