10 Law & Sexuality: Rev. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Legal Issues 123 (2001)
The Gender Caste System: Identity, Privacy, and Heteronormativity

handle is hein.journals/lsex10 and id is 129 raw text is: The Gender Caste System:
Identity, Privacy, and Heteronormativity
Jillian Todd Weiss*
I defend my right to be complex. 
-Leslie Feinbergt
I.   TRANSSEXUALITY AND THE CASTE SYSTEM .................................... 123
A.   The Existence of the Caste System .......................................... 123
B.   Caste Prejudice ........................................................................ 132
II.  TRANSSEXUALITY AND CRITICAL LEGAL THEORY:
UNVEILING THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CASTE SYSTEM ................ 134
A.   Deconstructing  Caste .............................................................. 134
B.   The Transsexual Caste and Their Reality ............................... 138
C.   The Oppression of Caste ......................................................... 146
D.   Unveiling a Non-Caste, Non-Heteronormative Gender
Theory: Physical Sex and Psychological Gender Are
Divisible and Separable .......................................................... 155
IMl. CoNSTITUTIoNAL DIMENSIONS OF =H       CASTE SYSTEM .................. 167
A.   The Right to Privacy Is the Right to a Private Life:
Self-D etermination ................................................................... 167
B.   The Right to Privacy Is a Right to Keep Sensitive
Private Information Private: Self-Identification ................... 171
C.   The Differences Between the Sexes Do Not Require
Governmental Interference with Self-Determination
and Self-Identification ............................................................. 174
IV. CONCLUSION: SCRAPPING THE CASTE SYSTEM-A NEW
LEGAL THEORY OF GENDER ............................................................. 182
L    TRANSSEXUALITY AND THE CASTE SYSTEM
A.   The Existence of the Caste System
The heterosexual norm is the idea that people are, by virtue of
heredity and biology, exclusively and aggressively heterosexual: males
*    B.A. Yeshiva University, J.D. Seton Hall University School of Law. Comments and
questions may be directed to jtweissny@aol.com.
S    LSLIE FEINBERG, TRANSLIBEATION: BEYoND PINK OR BLUE 70 (1998).
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