Ethics 127 (4):883-895 (2017)

Matthew Andler
Lafayette College
A theory of gender ought to be compatible with trans-inclusive definitions of gender identity terms, such as ‘woman’ and ‘man’. Appealing to this principle of trans-inclusion, Katharine Jenkins argues that we ought to endorse a dual social position and identity theory of gender. Here, I argue that Jenkins’s dual theory of gender fails to be trans-inclusive for the following reasons: it cannot generate a definition of ‘woman’ that extends to include all trans women, and it understands transgender gender identity through a cisgender frame.
Keywords Gender  Gender Identity  Haslanger  Jenkins  Feminist Philosophy  Social Philosophy
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DOI 10.1086/691583
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