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https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.19.1.7

Is Consciousness Gendered?

Sophie-Grace Chappell ; The Open University, UK


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Abstract

We can ask whether there anything it is distinctively like to be female or male (a question about sex). And we can ask whether there anything it is distinctively like to be feminine or masculine (a question about gender). I think the answer to both these questions is “Obviously yes”. Why yes? And why obviously? Consciousness is gendered, and obviously gendered, because the political realities of what it is like to be masculine, and what it is like to be feminine, are distinctively different. Moreover, consciousness is sexed too, and obviously sexed, because the physical realities of what it is like to be male, and what it is like to be female, are distinctively different. And that is why the answer to our two questions is not just “Yes”, but “Obviously yes”.

Keywords

consciousness; gender; sex; body; transgender

Hrčak ID:

295906

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/295906

Publication date:

17.3.2023.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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