By Patricia Elliot
Transgender reviews is a heterogeneous website of dialogue that's marked by way of tensions, border wars, and rifts either in the box and between feminist and queer theorists. Intersecting the domain names of women’s reviews, sexuality, gender and transgender reports, Debates in Transgender, Queer, and Feminist concept offers a severe research of key texts and theories, undertaking a discussion with widespread theorists of transgendered identification, embodiment and sexual politics, and intervening in numerous facets of a conceptually and politically tough terrain. A principal difficulty is the query of even if the theories and practices had to foster and safe the lives of transsexuals and transgendered people could be promoted or undermined - a priority that increases broader social, political, and moral questions surrounding assumptions approximately gender, sexuality, and sexual distinction; perceptions of transgendered embodiments and identities; and conceptions of divergent wishes, objectives and visions.
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Accordingly, in Chapter 1, I argue that the question of who gets to be a woman is one that feminists need to re-examine. I do so in light of a recent Canadian legal dispute over the exclusion of transwoman Kimberly Nixon from a rape crisis center where she sought the opportunity to volunteer. The eruption of this particular legal dispute demonstrates the inseparability of the two strands of feminist focus—women’s rights activism and questions of identity. Moreover, it demonstrates the need for further reflection on sex, gender, sexuality, and the body, especially in relation to transpersons.
To the extent that all queer and transpersons are considered threatening to the existing gender order (to varying degrees) and are relegated to the nonhuman and the unintelligible, this chapter addresses competing visions of what the relationship to that process of abjection ought to be. Should the category of the human be transformed, as Biddy Martin (1994), Naomi Scheman (1999), and Judith Butler (2004) have argued, or should the unintelligible be celebrated for their potential to oppose the status quo, as Halberstam (2006) and Noble (2006a, 2006b) argue?
Politically attractive for many critical gender theorists is trans theory’s promotion of alternative gender expressions that call into question both the rigidity of socially mandated, gender-appropriate behavior and the belief that such expressions are natural and immutable. Although Butler and Halberstam have become major targets of the transsexual critique of this trans theory, at least in academic publications, it is important to remember that it originated with and continues to be developed by prominent transsexual activists and theorists.
Debates in Transgender, Queer, and Feminist Theory: Contested Sites by Patricia Elliot