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Sex, Women, Gender Identity

Sex, Women, Gender Identity

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On the show, Chris Hedges discusses gender identity with Kathleen Stock, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex. There are few cultural debates as contentious as the one raging around gender identity. Do we have an inner state called a gender identity? Is it possible that this gender identity does not match our biological sex, male or female, originally assigned to us at birth? Does gender identity, not biological sex, make us a man, a woman or neither? Is gender a purely social construct, without foundation in biological generalizations about men and women? Are our sexual identities, personalities, behavior, and life options determined primarily by what society projects onto us? In short, as the cultural critic Judith Butler writes, is anatomy destiny? Is gender a condition...
What is White racial identity and why is it important?

What is White racial identity and why is it important?

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When George Floyd died, people across the United States started to look more critically at how white supremacy affects all of us. In this episode, we talk to mental health experts and scholars about why understanding your whiteness and the ways that white supremacy benefits you is an important part of becoming self aware. Jump ahead to the noted time stamp: Exploring White racial identity will be a lifelong process (1:10) Join or create and accountability group (1:57) Be proactive about your relationships with people of color (3:38) Featured in this video: Resmaa Menakem is a trauma specialist and author of “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.” Rebecca Toporek is a psychologist and professor in the Department of Counseling at San Fra...