Notes Towards Day 18: A Visit with Kate Bornstein
Thursday, November 5
Public Event @ Bryn Mawr College
Transcending Gender: An Informal Conversation
with Kate Bornstein
Time: 10 - 11:30 AM
Location: Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall
"I've never been hurt by an honest question....I want this...to be
the conversation I always wanted as I was growing up,
and never had the chance to have" (Gender Outlaw, 9, 12).
"Pure identities (or identities that pass as pure) are valuable things...because there's a sense that someplace will always be home, a space with others who claim similar pure identities. And our identities are valuable to others. We become easier to deal with. Other people know who we are....This might be how identity politics does itself in. We need to get past this....defining any community by the identity of its members is ultimately a dead-end (My Gender Workbook, 67, 257).