Feminist Perspectives on Sex and Gender

[Revised entry by Mari Mikkola on January 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Feminism is said to be the movement to end women's oppression (hooks 2000, 26). One possible
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[Revised entry by Mari Mikkola on January 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Feminism is said to be the movement to end women's oppression (hooks 2000, 26). One possible way to understand 'woman' in this claim is to take it as a sex term: 'woman' picks out human females and being a human female depends on various biological and anatomical features (like genitalia). Historically many feminists have understood 'woman' differently: not as a sex term, but as a gender term that depends on social and cultural factors (like social...

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