It is simplistic and misleading to characterize gender as “performative.”

If gender is considered an aggregate of sex-caste markers in a system of dominance based on biological sex, then it is simplistic and misleading to characterize it as “performative.” Viewed in the context of a patriarchal culture, gender is emblematic of a system of dominance in which women are universally oppressed as a caste.

Carolyn Gage – The Inconvenient Truth about Teena Brandon

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