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The Dallas Examined Life Philosophy Group Monthly Meetup

  • Oct 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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For most, gender isn't something that is questioned. When the interior and exterior match in ways that society has deemed acceptable, the whole concept of gender is easily taken for granted. However, the fact of the matter is that gender is much more complex than simple biology. Heck, biology is more complex than the traditional gender binary. But what does this all mean?


• What is gender? What does it mean to identify with a gender?

• How does gender differ from biological sex?

• Is gender a binary (male/female) or is it more of a spectrum?

• Is gender a social construct, is it innate, is it learned, does it matter?

• Some say that gender is performative, what would it mean if gender was based on what we do?

• What about gender enforcement? Is there any use to the so called "gender box" in modern culture or is it entirely destructive?

• What can we do to make gender a more positive experience?

Location and Price:

This meetup will be just outside the cafe inside Half-Price Books (near the fish tank). There is also a suggested (but by no means mandatory) $2 donation to help cover the cost of maintaining this meetup group.

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  • Mark F.

    October 10, 2014

  • Danee "D" W.

    The meetup was interesting and lively. I wish more people had attended.

    October 10, 2014

  • chris

    I hope to attend sometime soon but through early December, every Tues/Thurs from 6pm-9pm is dedicated to class. Thus, it may not be until Dec/Jan before I make it, but looking forward to it nonetheless.

    1 · October 2, 2014

  • Danee "D" W.

    I have shared time with people who have questioned their birth gender and been in varying stages of coming to terms with what it means to them. I've known those who were choosing to change, preparing to change, or already changing genders. I've even met a few people who chose to be androgynous. I'm talking to someone now who is dealing with gender issues. I'm looking forward to talking to all of you about this most important and often heartbreaking topic.

    September 28, 2014

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