Tuesday 31 May 2022

Gender, data and information. Judith Butler on the culture wars

On the principle of using this blog to store stuff of interest, and since I've written on gender in the past (and so have a label for it!), I'm sharing this article:

Judith Butler on the culture wars, JK Rowling and living in “anti-intellectual times” 
Alona Ferber, New Statesman 22 September 2020

which I found to be a particularly clear presentation on the current arguments between trans-exclusionary feminists and trans rights activists. 

A possible framing might posit gender as an informational concept and (biological) sex as a physical concept. Or biology as data and gender as information. That might serve some purposes but won't really survive interrogation: biological sex is informational too.

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