Passing Last Summer Bednarska Analysis

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Bednarska, Passing Last Summer; keyword: queer

Keyword: Queer
Bednarska does not directly define “queer” or “queerness,” but a few sentences hint to its definition. The second to last page, “I’m fully aware that my desires around the kind of sex I want could change over time, depending on the partner and the possibilities and the mutability of our own desires.”

Main Argument:
Bednarska gives an overview of the dynamic complex fluidity that gender and sexual attraction should have and those that exist outside the limited categories. Throughout, she explains that many people she knows that activities and interests change over time, just like emotions do. Linking Bednarska’s disability to the identity of being queer. Both parallel identities in terms of the way Bednarska was looked out, and the link between sexuality, disability and identity that tied together. The reader understands that just how we are quick to assume disabled people need assistance. The same happens with the topic of sex, where we are quick to think of sex. We still assume, but that should not be the case.

Passage:
“So many women I know who self-identify as lesbians express a desire or openness to have
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Beyond the binary gender construct that the majority of the world assumes. Although “Queer” or “Queerness” has many definitions, Bednarska explains, it as embracing and validating all the unique and unconventional ways that one can individual can express themselves. Specifically, with their choice of sexual attraction to someone; and that attraction has nothing to do with the way someone looks or necessarily identifies. Acknowledging that with infinite number of fluid identities, the author identifies as someone who is attracted to no specific identity permanently and realizes that these attractions are changing over

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