Gender

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By La Trobe University and Dr Nicholas Herriman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Notions of gender are culturally specific. Until recently, at least, Western societies tended to define sexuality (ie. homo-, bi-, and hetero-sexuals) in terms of sexual orientation or attraction. In Western understandings of rape, women’s genitalia and sexuality were frequently understood as inherently vulnerable and subject to brutalization, while men’s were thought inherently brutalizing and penetrative. However, for various reasons, mostly circulating around conceptions of the body, these ideas are not shared in all societies. In this episode, we consider several examples from non-Western societies that conceptualise and work with gender in unique ways.

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