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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2014) 20 (4): 461–490.
Published: 01 October 2014
..., who were thought to possess bodily appetites that were more animal than human in nature. During the period, some European texts ascribed hermaphroditic, monstrously misshapen genitals to those living outside the geographic bounds of Europe, linking imagined deviations in anatomy to “race,” a logic...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 249–260.
Published: 01 April 2009
... have atypical genital development or intersex conditions. Julie Greenberg is a professor of law whose work on gender and sexual identity has been influential both within the United States and internationally. Del LaGrace Volcano is a visual artist whose work engages with gender variance. Katrina Roen...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 285–312.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Iain Morland In this essay I explore how queer theory might account for postsurgical intersex bodies of diminished genital tactility. In other words, I evaluate whether a critique of surgery's effects is possible from a queer theoretical perspective on the body. I contend that for this purpose...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 1998) 4 (2): 189–211.
Published: 01 April 1998
... intersex infants. The fact that this system for preserving the boundaries of the cat- egories male and female has existed for so long without drawing criticism or scrutiny from any quarter indicates the extreme discomfort that sexual ambiguity excites in our culture. Pediatric genital surgeries...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 313–327.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., becomes a means of correcting things, of restoring order. But the plastic body, as Kevin Michael De Luca has argued, is the site and substance of contestation, of argument itself, and nowhere is this clearer than in recent debates about genital modification — in particular, surgeries performed on...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 1995) 2 (1_and_2): 149–177.
Published: 01 April 1995
... have the desired result” (11: 215). Thus the heterosexual symbolic that privileges reproductive genitality as the single embodiment of sexual “normalcy”-the cultural work performed by the so-called positive Oedipus complex-flees from the anus by means of that privileging: flees, that is, from...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 191–197.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Development” (DSDs)? What happens to clinical practice after multidisci- plinary challenges to childhood genital surgery? What happens to the determina- tion of sex and gender after intersex? What happens to the intersex body after sur- gery, and what might queer theory do about it...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2000) 6 (2): 343–345.
Published: 01 April 2000
... Genital Geography” she details the discussions about what labia “really” are, how big a clitoris can be and still be a clitoris, whether a misshapen penis qualifies as a penis, whether the penis and clitoris act significantly differently, and whether the...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 267–284.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Press 2009 Quantum Sex: Intersex and the Molecular Deconstruction of Sex Vernon A. Rosario Intersex” emerged in the 1990s, a seemingly novel phenomenon with tremen- dous potential in terms of cultural politics and gender theory. These congenital conditions of atypical genital and gonadal...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 1995) 1 (4): 419–438.
Published: 01 October 1995
..., depending on where in the body it happened to be located. On the foot, for example, it would produce a sixth toe; in the groin, a second set of genitals. In this latter case, if the paternal seed had either fully mastered or been mastered by the maternal matter-the basis of Aristotle's general...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., girls, men, and women. Given that notable genital ambiguity shows up once in about every two thousand births, if genital ambiguity had been considered terribly disturbing throughout Western history, there would likely exist significantly more records of legal, religious, and medical reactions.5...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 1998) 4 (2): 145–158.
Published: 01 April 1998
... genitals is a “radical position” that requires “the willful disruption of the assumed concordance between body shape and gender category.” She contends that the pragmatic cam- paign of intersex activists to alter what they consider to be a harmful surgical prac- tice thus promises a profound...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 1998) 4 (2): 311–348.
Published: 01 April 1998
... cul- ture tells us our genitals mean, and as if genitals always, inevitably outweigh agency. Findlay’s unremarked conflation of a vagina with womanhood might well overlook many choices made by that gender-ambiguous young person murdered in a Humboldt farmhouse, and certainly...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 225–247.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Diamond and attorney Hazel Beh, who argued for using the term variations of sex development.4 But while it is easy to make the case that differences in genital appearance should be understood as matters of variation, such terminology does not permit appreciation of the genuine health challenges...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 June 2011) 17 (2-3): 243–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., which precede the development of the sexual organs and the kickingin of certain hormones at puberty. The common- place implies that only the latter really count as sexuality, that is to say, that sexu- ality is first and foremost genital. But this popular and medical view is contra- dicted by...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of interest in genital sex, it begs the question of what kind, and how much, sex is “normal” in the first place. Procreative marriage may, in fact, be itself a form of celibacy in its denial of the sexual: as Lee Edelman insists, “Paradoxically, the child of the two-­parent...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 1995) 2 (1_and_2): 81–113.
Published: 01 April 1995
... PSYEHOMORPHOLOGY OF THE CLITORIS Valerie Traub “We have long realized that in women the development of sexuality is complicated by the task of renouncing that genital zone...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2000) 6 (2): 151–193.
Published: 01 April 2000
... of “courtship.” What makes them sexual is their association with instinctual sex drive, sensual pleasure, and genital stimulation. Hence, in the move toward more specific meanings of the term sexuality in the sciences, heterosexual intercourse for the purpose of reproduction is...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 October 2017) 23 (4): 473–507.
Published: 01 October 2017
... a common practice in livestock breeding, particularly in swine and cattle breeding,1 and requires intermingling of human bodies, animal genitals, and foreign objects and instruments in ways that statutes straightforwardly define as sexual contact. Arizona’s law was not a...
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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1 April 2016) 22 (2): 205–214.
Published: 01 April 2016
... California. Juana Agui- lar, an eighteenth-­century intersex person from Central America, was accused by the Inquisition of committing “abominable sins” with women.1 Aguilar is depicted onstage as an anatomical model. Esparragosa, the physician played by Rodríguez, examined her genitals and declares...