The sex of nature: A reinterpretation of Irigaray's metaphysics and political thought

Hypatia 18 (3):60-84 (2003)
: I argue that Irigaray's recent work develops a theoretically cogent and politically radical form of realist essentialism. I suggest that she identifies sexual difference with a fundamental difference between the rhythms of percipient fluids constituting women's and men's bodies, supporting this with a philosophy of nature that she justifies phenomenologically and ethically. I explore the politics Irigaray derives from this philosophy, which affirms the sexes' rights to realize the possibilities of their rhythmically diverse bodies
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2003.0069
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