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Essentialism and feminist theory

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How has feminist theory itself been criticized as essentialist? How do these criticisms relate to those claims that feminists themselves make against traditional philosophical concepts? How does the concept of multiple jeopardy provide, in part , a solution to the problems of essentialism within feminist theory?

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First of all, as you explain how has feminist theory itself been criticized as essentialist in nature, you might briefly note that these claims insist that by focusing feminist efforts almost entirely on the shared gender or sex of women, essentialism pervades because it tends to bring a "one size fits all model" and thus hinders the ability of feminist theories to embrace diversity among women or its scholars or celebrate the ...

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Essentialism and feminist theory are briefly summarized.

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