Cunning Stunts: From Hegemony to Desire a Review of Madonna’s Sex


What is sex? Is it an accidental or contingent property that every person canbe said to have? I am brunette and female, but the Pope is bald and male. Or,is sex more constitutive, that is, an essential part of who we are? In this respect, the claim is often made that women experience the world differently than men. Or, is sex something we do?

If we consider sex as an adjective, can we or should we be able to manipulate it like a new hairstyle? Or does the notion of sexual malleability trivialize the significance of sex when considered as a noun? Lastly, is sex a verb that acts on us, constitutes us, harms or taints us?

The answer to all these questions must be yes.

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