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Gayle Rubin, political economy of sex quotes

Sex is sex, but what counts as sex is equally culturally determined and obtained. Every society also has a sex/gender system – a set of arrangements by which the biological raw material of human sex and procreation is shaped by human, social intervention and satisfied in a conventional manner, no matter how bizarre some of the conventions may be.

taboo against the sameness of men and women, a taboo dividing the sexes into two mutually exclusive categories, a taboo which exacerbates the biological differences between the sexes and thereby creates gender.  The division of labor can also be seen as a taboo against sexual arrangements other than those containing at least one man and one woman, thereby enjoining heterosexual marriag

「因此,勞動的性別分工,可以被看成一個”禁忌”--一個反對男女同樣的禁忌,一個把兩性分成兩個獨特類別的禁忌,一個加深兩性生物差異從而創造了社會性別的禁忌。勞動分工還可被看成是一個反對任何不包含一男一女的性的安排的禁忌,從而它規定了異性婚姻。」

–Gayle Rubin,〈交易女人:性的政治經濟學初探〉(1975)

How do we make this a religious “political economy”?

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