‘I don't even know what gender is’: a discussion of the connections between gender, gender mainstreaming and feminist theory

  title={‘I don't even know what gender is’: a discussion of the connections between gender, gender mainstreaming and feminist theory},
  author={Marysia Zalewski},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  pages={3 - 27}
  • M. Zalewski
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Sociology
  • Review of International Studies
Abstract In this article I discuss some of the connections between gender, gender mainstreaming and feminist theory. As a global initiative, gender mainstreaming is now well established; but the role of feminism and feminists in achieving this success is questionable. Some, including Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley claim that feminists, particularly in the realm of governance feminism, have been extremely successful. Yet despite this success Halley invites us to ‘take a break from feminism… 
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