Gender Essentialism

Women’s Studies (Humanities), 1995

The idea of women being born female tending to make them act like women. A sinister conspiracy. Highly intellectual™.

Attributed to Derrida/Foucault-loving Australian Women’s Studies Dean Elizabeth Grosz in her 1995 scribble “Space, time and perversion: essays on the politics of bodies”. A stable genius at work. Competitive analyses suggest Angela Harris’ 1990 paper “Race and essentialism in feminist legal theory” in Stanford law review.