In the Grip of the Gender Binary with Robyn Ochs

Day Monday, November 18
Time 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where UDC-226

Gender rules are often not spelled out. More often they surround us, but are hidden, like the electric fences used to keep dogs within a designated boundary. Some social rules and expectations become clear only — or especially — when they are broken and we witness how the transgressor is treated. 

Where are the boundaries? What is being threatened? What is being maintained? What can we do? We will look at the ways in which we are limited by a rigid and limited binary understanding of gender and explore how the politics of gender tie together the feminist, LGBTQ+ and transgender movements. Join us and bring your gender with you!

Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies. An advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity, Och’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements. 


Add to Calendar 18/11/19 7:00 PM 18/11/19 8:30 PM 15 In the Grip of the Gender Binary with Robyn Ochs Gender rules are often not spelled out. More often they surround us, but are hidden, like the electric fences used to keep dogs within a designated boundary. Some social rules and expectations become clear only — or especially — when they are broken and we witness how the transgressor is treated.&nbsp;<br><br>Where are the boundaries? What is being threatened? What is being maintained? What can we do? We will look at the ways in which we are limited by a rigid and limited binary understanding of gender and explore how the politics of gender tie together the feminist, LGBTQ+ and transgender movements. Join us and bring your gender with you!<br><br>Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist and editor of<a href="http://www.biwomenboston.org/"> Bi Women Quarterly</a> and two anthologies. An advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity, Och’s work focuses on increasin UDC-226 DD/MM/YY