Abstract

Linda Nicholson argues that because gender is socially constructed, feminist theorizing must be about an expansive multiplicity of subjects called "woman" that bear a family resemblance to each other. But why did feminism expand its category of analysis to apply to all cultures and time periods when social constructionism led lesbian and gay studies to narrow the categories "homosexual" and "lesbian"? And given the multiplicity of genders, why insist that feminist subjects are different, resembling women rather than a multiplicity including women as well as not-women and not-men?

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 67-74
Launched on MUSE
2001-02-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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