Tales of the Waria/ Third Gender Thoughts

Mahu (Kumu Hina) – hawaiian word for ~trans woman/ their “third gender” Waria – indonesian word for ~~trans woman/ their “third gender” Butch/ ? (no middle ground for amab transfemmes bc western femininity is so strict and biological) – America’s/ modern west’s “third gender” Who gets to take up the most space in “third gender” […]

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Annotated Bibliography

(MLA) HWAHNG, SEL J. “The Western ‘Lesbian’ Agenda and the Appropriation of Non-Western Transmasculine People.” Gender and the Science of Difference: Cultural Politics of Contemporary Science and Medicine, edited by JILL A. FISHER, Rutgers University Press, 2011, pp. 164–186. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5hj2h3.12. This is my main text/ the one the other texts will inform. It focuses […]

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research topic (3/16)

So last semester I did a research paper primarily based on Jack Halberstam’s Female Masculinity, and I’ve been thinking of how I would go about researching for elements of butch-ness and transmasculine-ness within the context of Islam. During our library session I came across a chapter of a book called Gender and the Science of […]

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Rough Draft

freewrite/beginning statements: Islam as a religion wasn’t meant to be redefined and reduced. Feminism, as a frame, is meant to reduce. This is why terms like “Islamic Feminism” become problematic- especially when considering feminism’s largely western context and interpretation. One, it implies reduction, or a “version” of Islam palatable and acceptable to westerns. To understand […]

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1/18/18- “My Sister’s Prayer”

I loved this poem. It is beautiful and also telling from a woman’s perspective on her role and her take on Islam. I love the first line- “She has never hear a woman call her/ to prayer – still she answers/ bears witness five times a day”. Because of my particular identity I interpreted this […]

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1/16/18- Hopes for this class

My hopes for this class is to better my understanding of the role gender plays in Islam and get a more formal education of the broader beliefs of Islam. I am hoping this class can help inform a piece I am currently working on, which is a semi- autobiographical screenplay inspired by my very inter-faith […]

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