Human and social sciences
A brilliant examination of the intellectually incoherent and anti-feminist character of gender identity theory
In this groundbreaking book, Swedish feminist and Marxist, Kajsa Ekis Ekman, traces the ideological roots of the new definition of woman. She shows how biological determinism is back – but minus the biology. So too are stereotypes: womanhood is no longer about having a vagina, but pink ribbons and dolls. Masculinity is no longer synonymous with having a penis but with war and machines. We are told being a woman is a gender identity that anyone can claim and that can only be determined by one’s own feelings.
Kajsa Ekis Ekman is a Swedish author and journalist, born in 1980. She has written four books on women’s rights, capitalism and economic crisis. Her Tedx talk Everyone talks about capitalism, but what is it? has been seen by 250,000 people.