This lesson really resonated with me for a few reasons, and I think this topic is very important to discuss especially in recent times. I grew up in a Christian church, that coming with very traditional views on sex, and this lesson has taught me a few things.
Firstly I appreciated the extent that Megan Goodwin goes to in explaining Sexuality in her “Thinking Sex and American Religions.” She distinctly states the differences between the study of sexuality and gender, explaining that they are in fact very different subjects. I found a specific interest in Axiom 2. Previously I had not heard of Judith Butler’s “heterosexual matrix” (Goodwin 775). Reading this and the background on Queer Theory help me realized the true extent of heteronormativity. I was also fascinated by Butler’s concept of performativity. I would love to look more into Queer Theory