GWS statement in support of trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people

Gender binary as a system has been established to maintain the power of normative structures. This system functions as a disciplinary tool to stigmatize, marginalize and mark out non-conforming subjects including transgender people, queers, people of color, immigrants, indigenous communities and nations, and many global southern societies. This form of violence is unacceptable given that gender is not a natural category but constructed historically and contextually through various structures of power and privilege. We support the right of all communities to sovereignty including gender and sexual self-determination.

  • Gender & Women’s Studies Department
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