Semantic considerations about the concept woman suggest to Stoljar that resemblance nominalism should be endorsed Stoljar It unifies them not physically, but by providing a principle of normative unity.
Our everyday gender terminology might mean something utterly different from what we think it means; and we could be entirely ignorant of this. Young holds that women are not bound together by a shared feature or experience or set of features and experiences since she takes Spelman's particularity argument to have established definitely that no such feature exists13; see also: Frye ; Heyes Consider the former argument first.
Instead, male and female sexualities are socially conditioned: men have been conditioned to find women's subordination sexy and women have been conditioned to find a particular male version of female sexuality as erotic — one in which it is erotic to be sexually submissive. Case ed. Next, it examined feminist critiques of prevalent understandings of gender and sex, and the distinction itself.
Because this equality has been historically ignored, Christian feminists believe their contributions are necessary for a complete understanding of Christianity. According to Judith Plaskowwho has focused on feminism in Reform Judaismthe main issues for early Jewish feminists in these movements were the exclusion from the all-male prayer group or minyanthe exemption from positive time-bound mitzvotand women's inability to function as witnesses and to initiate divorce.
However, the mother unconsciously discourages the daughter from individuating herself thereby prompting the daughter to develop flexible and blurry ego boundaries. Feminist identity politics, then, presupposes gender realism in that feminist politics is said to be mobilized around women as a group or category where membership in this group is fixed by some condition, experience or feature that women supposedly share and that defines their gender.
Rather, one is a woman because one has the right history: one has undergone the ubiquitous ontogenetic process of gender socialization.
In response to these concerns, the final section looked at how a unified women's category could be articulated for feminist political purposes and illustrated at least two things.