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‘A transparent, concise, easy-to-read account of the problems between intercourse, gender and feminism . . . an essential e-book’ Night Customary
‘A name for cool heads at a time of nice warmth and a significant reminder that revolutions do not at all times finish properly’ Sunday Instances
Materials Ladies is a well timed and trenchant critique of the influential principle that all of us have an inside feeling referred to as a gender identification, and that this sense is extra socially vital than our organic intercourse.
Professor Kathleen Inventory surveys the philosophical concepts that led so far, and carefully interrogates each, from De Beauvoir’s assertion that, ‘One will not be born, however slightly turns into a lady’ (an assertion she contends has been misinterpreted and repurposed), to Judith Butler’s declare that language creates organic actuality, slightly than describing it. She appears at organic intercourse in a variety of essential contexts, together with women-only areas and assets, healthcare, epidemiology, political group and information assortment.
Materials Ladies makes a transparent, humane and feminist case for our retaining the power to debate actuality, and concludes with a constructive imaginative and prescient for the longer term, during which trans rights activists and feminists can collaborate to realize a few of their political goals.