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Meanings, Limits, Manifestations
Patrick Hayden and Kate Schick

deconstructive traditions, Butler's work attempts to expose how sexual difference is produced by a heteronormative discourse grounded on a series of hierarchical and naturalizing conceptual distinctions between men and women. She argues that referring to a self-explanatory female gender identity is misleading, since women of different ethnicities, classes and religions rarely have the same or invariant interests

in Recognition and Global Politics
Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition
Monica Mookherjee

pessimistically that ‘in truth, that Golden Age of Woman is a myth’ (102). 11 Beauvoir argues against Engels by insisting that it is ‘the imperialism of human consciousness, seeking always to exercise sovereignty in objective fashion’ ( 1972 : 58) which constitutes the real origin of sexual difference

in Recognition and Global Politics