Giacomo Viggiani

Were We Born Women? The Transsexual Question and the Difference Feminism in the United States

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Keywords: Transsexuality; Transgender; Radical Feminism; Difference; Transsexualism.

The paper aims at analyzing how feminist theory addressed the issue of Male-to-Female transsexuality since the '70s to the late '90s in the United States. It focuses on the most discussing feminist essays dealing with transsexuality trying to deepen their crucial points and to show the hostility that a part of the second-wave feminism had toward Male-to-Female transsexuality. Due to their essentialist idea of gender, these feminist authors are not able to accept transsexuality and look at it as the last trick of the patriarchy to block the feminist rebellion.

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