Who Needs [Sex] When You Can Have [Gender]? Conflicting Discourses on Gender at Beijing

  title={Who Needs [Sex] When You Can Have [Gender]? Conflicting Discourses on Gender at Beijing},
  author={Sally Baden and Anne Marie Goet},
  journal={Feminist Review},
Abstract‘Gender’, understood as the social construction of sex, is a key concept for feminists working at the interface of theory and policy. This article examines challenges to the concept which emerged from different groups at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, September 1995, an important arena for struggles over feminist public policies. The first half of the article explores contradictory uses of the concept in the field of gender and development. Viewpoints from some… 
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