A world ruled by tall people…

Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Bodies that Matter presents a critique of the American gender structure, as well as the feminist response to it. She focuses largely on the use of language, which is the subject of research by many sociological scholars. The words that we use are attached to social meaning, based on culture …

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You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile :)

Silvia Federici expresses radical views of feminism in her late 1970s piece "Wages Against Housework" in that she purports that housework is unpaid labor that is carefully constructed in capitalism to serve both capitalism itself and ultimately patriarchy. Federici outlines how work is valued in capitalism based on the wages awarded for that work. Depending …

Capitalism and Sexuality

In Foucault's "The History of Sexuality," the focus is placed upon the oppression of people and more specifically of sexuality over the course of Western history. Foucault draws an interesting conclusion about how the shift from open conversation about sex and sexuality became so silenced- he cites the rise of capitalism in the 17th century …