Queer theory is the most interesting theory to me. That may be because there’s no end point. As a woman myself (socially constructed of course), I’m portraying a woman by what I’m wearing today. I’m wearing a pink flannel, tight jeans and black boots. I dress like this because it’s how I learned how women dress. Which is where Judith Butler comes in, “Drag is not the putting on of a gender that belongs properly to some other group, i.e. an act of expropriation or appropriation that assumes that gender is the rightful property of sex, that masculine belongs to male and feminine belongs to female….There is no proper gender”. We dress up as men and women based on our society and how we think we should be dressed when in reality, there is no such thing.
I used Minnie and Mickey Mouse as an example because they both have distinct colors to them. Minnie is usually dressed in all pink with a bow while Mickey is red. In this case, Mickey is dressed up in a tux which is considered manly. I colored Minnie different colors because you can easily change her gender to a more masculine type because after all, gender is something you can put on. But Butler would argue, no matter what she’s wearing, it’s always considered drag.
When studying the queer theory, a question I thought of was is gender is anatomically created then why is gender being used to describe drag but after talking to Robin, I did understand it, BUT I completely forgot how to put into words. Gender is socially constructed by feminine and masculine?