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On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Iris Marion Young


These essays describe diverse aspects of women’s lived body experience in modern Western societies. They combine theoretical description of experience with normative evaluation of the unjust constraints on freedom and opportunity that continue to burden many women. The lead essay rethinks the purpose of the category of “gender” for feminist theory, after important debates have questioned its usefulness. Other essays include reflection on the meaning of being at home and the need for privacy in old age residencies. Aspects of the experience of women and girls that have received little attention ... More

Keywords: women, freedom, gender, feminism, home, old age, breasts, menstruation, pregnant body, clothing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195161922
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195161920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iris Marion Young, author
University of Chicago
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