In chapter 7, Wilchins writes, “At the margins, Science no longer asks but tells. Nature no longer speaks the truth, but is spoken to. Here, where our narrative of Sex breaks down, Knowledge finally bares its teeth.” What does Wilchins mean by knowledge’s “teeth”? Give an example of knowledge’s teeth from the text. (Be sure to cite it.) After explaining Wilchins’ idea and the example you chose, describe how you feel when you think about this.
Kafer and Wilchins hold that basing political activism on identity doesn’t work for disabilities or gender, respectively. What reasons do they give? What sort of movements do they envision instead? Be sure to cite evidence from the texts to support your answer.