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Beyond Binary: Genderqueer as Critical Gender Kind

  title={Beyond Binary: Genderqueer as Critical Gender Kind},
  author={Robin Dembroff},
  journal={Philosopher's Imprint},
We want to know what gender is. But approaches to this question solely have focused on the binary gender kinds men and women. By overlooking those who identify outside of the binary -- the group I call `genderqueer' -- we are left without tools for understanding these new and quickly growing gender identifications. This metaphysical gap in turn creates a conceptual lacuna that contributes to systematic misunderstanding of genderqueer persons. In this paper, I argue that to better understand… 

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  • K. Jenkins
  • Philosophy, Sociology
    Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy
  • 2018
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