HPS student Fafa Fazeli will be presenting her paper titled "Either and Or is Sexually Implausible" at the Gender Studies Graduate Research Workshop at the University of Notre Dame. This presentation will be held in Room 337 in O'Shaughnessy Hall from 5:00-6:00 PM. An abstract for her paper is provided below:
The notion of "true sex" understood in terms of a female/male binary is neither scientifically well-grounded nor socially defensible. By defending Anne Fausto-Sterling's Proposal in her Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (2000), I argue for the spectrum theory of sex. That is, human sex should not be understood in terms of male/female binary. Rather, it is better understood in terms of a spectrum of sexes that can be located between two extremes of male and female. Fausto-Sterling's proposal has been criticized by traditional philosophers of science as well as activists and philosophers with social concerns.