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Bodies in Plural: Toward an Anarchafeminist Manifesto

Does it still make sense to speak about feminism in a world where gender categories are constantly being reshuffled? What does it mean to be a woman? Can we say “woman” without falling into the charge of essentialism or, even worse, heteronormativity?

This lecture addresses such questions by proposing to combine an “anarchafeminist” research agenda with Spinoza’s ontology of the transindividual. The lecture was made possible by the generosity of the Danielle Dionne Guerin Memorial Fund in Women’s Studies at Muhlenberg College. The lecture served as the keynote address in the 2nd Annual “Thinking the Plural” Richard J. Bernstein Symposium, which focused on the theme of “Feminism and Pluralism.”

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