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On Female Body Experience“Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays$
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Iris Marion Young

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195161922

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195161920.001.0001

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Throwing Like a Girl: *

Throwing Like a Girl: *

A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility, and Spatiality

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On Female Body Experience

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This essay describes experience and oppressions of feminine styles of comportment, tracing in a provisional way some of the basic modalities of feminine body comportment, manner of moving, and relation in space. It highlights the certain observable and rather ordinary ways in which women in society typically comport themselves and move differently from the ways that men do. The account developed here combines the insights of the theory of the lived body as expressed by Merleau-Ponty and the theory of the situation of women as developed by Beauvoir. It limits itself to the experience of women in contemporary advanced industrial, urban, and commercial society, offering specific observations, phenomenlogical interpretation, and implications for an understanding of the oppression of women.

Keywords:   feminine, comportment, moving, space, women, lived body, Merleau-Ponty, Simone de Beauvoir, phenomenology, oppression

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