Essay on Feminism and the Neurological Body by Elizabeth Wilson

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Final: Effects of Studying the Microstructure of Human Biology on How We View Human Bodies
In her essay on “Psychosomatic: Feminism and the Neurological Body,” Elizabeth Wilson addresses the role of science in the feminist theory and gender studies by arguing that "sustained interest in biological detail will have a reorganizing effect on feminist theories of the body." In her argument, Wilson attests that studying the microstructure of our bodies could lead us to explaining, or otherwise rethinking, how we see or understand in what way the human bodies function. One cannot help but notice substance in her argument. The role of biology in the development of one’s body is a controversial issue and has generated much polemical debate in
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Final: Effects of Studying the Microstructure of Human Biology on How We View Human Bodies
In her essay on “Psychosomatic: Feminism and the Neurological Body,” Elizabeth Wilson addresses the role of science in the feminist theory and gender studies by arguing that "sustained interest in biological detail will have a reorganizing effect on feminist theories of the body." In her argument, Wilson attests that studying the microstructure of our bodies could lead us to explaining, or otherwise rethinking, how we see or understand in what way the human bodies function. One cannot help but notice substance in her argument. The role of biology in the development of one’s body is a controversial issue and has generated much polemical debate in feminist theory. Increasingly more and more scientific studies are conducted to illuminate different complex phenomena associated to human bodies. Many of these recent breakthroughs have certainly had a reorganizing effect on our views. One of such studies is “Host-bacterial mutualism in the Human Intestine.” For a long time, we did not see the full picture, or appreciate the significance, of gut bacteria and how it interacts with human bodies. The research has demonstrated that gut macriobiota complements human gut and contributes to fitness of our digestion system. This completely changes how we view the human bodies because it has become clear that the interaction between our bodies and the bacteria have a vital role in our own survival.
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