Does sex have a history? 'Women' and feminism

Spring 1987

What does it mean to ‘be’ a woman? What meanings are ascribed to the category ‘women’? And how might feminism best deal with these vexed questions? A broad historical sweep illuminates these and related questions, considering what the best relationship might be between ‘women’ and feminism, and arguing that a move towards non-gendered humanism is not good enough.

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