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