, Postmodern feminists seek to analyze any notions that have led to gender inequality in society.
Judith Butler, "Contingent Foundations" in Seyla Benhabib et al., Learn how and when to remove this template message, "French Feminism vs Anglo-American Feminism: A Reconstruction", "Made in America: 'French feminism' in academia", "A feminist theory of malebashing (paper 574)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Postmodern_feminism&oldid=963977213, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 June 2020, at 21:48. It becomes aerialised.”. , Paula Moya argues that Butler derives this rejection to postmodernism from misreadings of Cherríe Moraga's work. This page was last modified on 20 September 2015, at 18:50. It is intersectional, which means that it fights for race and sexuality as well as on the basis of gender.
“She reads Moraga’s statement that ‘the danger lies in ranking the oppressions’ to mean that we have no way of adjudicating among different kinds of oppressions—that any attempt to casually relate or hierarchize the varieties of oppressions people suffer constitutes an imperializing, colonizing, or totalizing gesture that renders the effort invalid…thus, although Butler at first appears to have understood the critiques of women who have been historically precluded from occupying the position of the ‘subject’ of feminism, it becomes clear that their voices have been merely instrumental to her” (Moya, 790) Moya contends that because Butler feels that the varieties of oppressions cannot be summarily ranked, that they cannot be ranked at all; and takes a short-cut by throwing out the idea of not only postmodernism, but women in general. âShe reads Moragaâs statement that âthe danger lies in ranking the oppressionsâ to mean that we have no way of adjudicating among different kinds of oppressionsâthat any attempt to casually relate or hierarchize the varieties of oppressions people suffer constitutes an imperializing, colonizing, or totalizing gesture that renders the effort invalidâ¦thus, although Butler at first appears to have understood the critiques of women who have been historically precluded from occupying the position of the âsubjectâ of feminism, it becomes clear that their voices have been merely instrumental to herâ (Moya, 790) Moya contends that because Butler feels that the varieties of oppressions cannot be summarily ranked, that they cannot be ranked at all; and takes a short-cut by throwing out the idea of not only postmodernism, but women in general..
Post-modern feminists begin with the assumption that the modernist conception of feminism places overt emphasis upon gender differences between women and men whilst ignoring the differences within each gender. Bu teorinin en önemli temsilcisi Judith Butler’dır. Her argument implies that women's subordination has no single cause or single solution; postmodern feminism is thus criticized for offering no clear path to action. It reveals that signification is, of its nature, unstable.â , âPost-structuralism, pursues further the Saussurean perception that in language there are only differences without positive terms and shows that the signifier and signified are, as it were, not only oppositional, but plural, pulling against each other, and, by so doing, creating numerous deferments of meaning, apparently endless criss-crossing patterns in sequences of meaning.  The term was further defined by Toril Moi, an academic with a focus on feminist theory, in her book Sexual/Textual Politics.In this book she further defined French feminism to only include a few authors such as Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva, while also creating a distinction between French feminism and Anglo-American Feminism. 20. Bölüm 2.4: Postmodern Feminizm . Butler herself rejects the term "postmodernism" as too vague to be meaningful. Özellikle toplumsal eleştiri konusunda postmodernizm fazlasıyla spekülatif bir görünüm sunarken, feministler özellikle toplumsal eleştiri konusunda ısrarcıdırlar. However, because language is always open to re-interpretation, it can also be used to resist this shaping and restriction, and so is a potentially fruitful site of political struggle.  Gloria Steinem has also criticized feminist theory, and especially postmodernist feminist theory, as being overly academic, where discourse that is full of jargon and inaccessible is helpful to no one.. " Rejecting the idea of a natural basis to sexual difference allows us to see that it is always susceptible to new interpretations.  Through American academics contriving their own concept of French feminism, it separated and ignored the already marginalized self-identifying feminists, while focusing on the women theorists associated with Psych et po (Psychanalyse et politique) and other academics who did not always identify as feminists themselves.
Önemli ya da belirleyici olan, kadınlar için mevcut toplumsal alanda eşit haklar elde etmek ya da belirli noktalara kadınların getirilmesi sağlamak değil, süregiden kadın söylemini ve mevcut hiyerarşik düzenlemeleri, iktidar yapılarını dönüştürebilmektir. Frug argues that “cultural mechanisms … encode the female body with meanings”, and that these cultural mechanisms then go on explain these meanings “by an appeal to the ‘natural’ differences between the sexes, differences that the rules themselves help to produce”. The goal of postmodern feminism is to destabilize the patriarchal norms entrenched in society that have led to gender inequality.
Rather, sex is part of a system of meaning, produced by language.
It is intersectional, which means that it fights for race and sexuality as well as on the basis of gender.