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But when one of the curators of Women of Letters, the talented Michaela Mc Guire (the other being the spunky Marieke Hardy), was asked a question about letter-writing as gendered, I was surprised at her response.
Academic and poet Denise Riley expresses her apprehension toward identity categorisations, reminding us that terms fluctuate in meaning over time and context.
you can be assigned female at birth, become a man, but present as feminine (see Femme FTM).
So what does it really mean when we say “woman”, “feminist” or we attempt to categorise what “women” are like?
This is something I never had to worry about with my femme partners.
I just wasn’t ready to live in a world where my butch partner would be threatened every time we walked down the street hand in hand.Following de Beauvoir, feminist writers have been keen to highlight the difference between sex and gender (of course not everyone sees it that way).