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This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.

Chapter 34: ‘Gender Ideology’ as Modular Discourse: A Survey of Transatlantic Activism against Gender

‘Gender Ideology’ as Modular Discourse: A Survey of Transatlantic Activism against Gender
'Gender ideology' as modular discourse: a survey of transatlantic activism against gender
Annie Wilkinson
Introduction

In October 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, made an unprecedented argument before the General Assembly: the imposition of gender norms violates human rights law. Madrigal-Borloz drew upon decades of scholars’ and activists’ critiques of the idea that biological sex determines gender identity according to a fixed and universal formula, arguing that this view impedes one's right to self-determination. ‘The notion that there is a gender norm, from which certain gender identities “vary’ or “depart”,’ he avowed in the report, ‘is based on a series of preconceptions ...

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