Gender Trouble, By Judith Butler

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This article defines what Butler in her book Judith Butler introduction gender trouble chapter one: “subjects of sex/gender/desire” wants to convey to the reader.
Butler presumes that there is an already accessible feminist known as "women.'
Many feminists believe that developing a female identity is crucial to building awareness on women's political problems. Butler confronts this. She does not suppose that the concept of "woman" is a well-defined classification.
Society constructs subjects and then people come to represent them. Necessities preceded identity.

When it reaches to Michel Foucault theory, the "idea" of a woman may make women isolated from their own society, there could be a deeper identity that defines the classification of a "woman."
As long as feminism considers
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She argues that gender is not an essential characteristic of a person, but something that one becomes through socialization. “One is not born, but becomes a woman.”
Irigaray believes that women are the "other" due to the masculine origins of philosophy and psychoanalysis. The idea that men are superior due to the domination of these masculine projections in ancient texts.
Maybe having such a defined identity will undermine representation.
Butler says that Women should take an antifoundalist approach, where they do not use "identity" as a basis to produce the meaning of a union.
Butler says the definition of gender ought to be "permanently deferred" and left accessible to meaning at any times.
This will make better unions and effectively promote representation.
There are "intelligible" genders that sustain coherence and continuity between sex, gender, sexual practice and sexual attraction. The only valid notion of "truth" in gender identity is rooted in the regular practices, that creates coherent gender identities that are embedded in a set of pre-existing

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