The «male paradigm» is criticized by the feminist theory, because it contributes to create a society, where bodies are placed along a hierarchical scale. At its top there is the able-bodied male, and along it bodies that don’t fit the paradigm, like women’s ones and people with disabilities’ ones. They have a common destiny, because they are both requested to fit the cultural «dominant paradigm» but, however they try, it is impossible for them. They fall in a paradox, because they are - being invisible for the society, but also culturally constrained - forced to search this invisibility, because their body is considered «abject», and they are stigmatized due to them. It is necessary to challenge this paradigm, including the differences (and the different bodies).

Corpi esibiti, corpi celati, corpi negati

BERNARDINI, Maria Giulia
2011

Abstract

The «male paradigm» is criticized by the feminist theory, because it contributes to create a society, where bodies are placed along a hierarchical scale. At its top there is the able-bodied male, and along it bodies that don’t fit the paradigm, like women’s ones and people with disabilities’ ones. They have a common destiny, because they are both requested to fit the cultural «dominant paradigm» but, however they try, it is impossible for them. They fall in a paradox, because they are - being invisible for the society, but also culturally constrained - forced to search this invisibility, because their body is considered «abject», and they are stigmatized due to them. It is necessary to challenge this paradigm, including the differences (and the different bodies).
Bernardini, Maria Giulia
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