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Conclusion. The third wave: the future of feminism

The previous chapters have attempted to demonstrate the potential for feminist theorizing of developing a relational mode of non-dichotomous thinking. Chapter Two advanced the case for recognizing that rationality involves crucial links between reason and emotion, for detaching the association of reason with man and of irrationalism and emotion with women, and thereby providing an alternative to both the gendering of reason and the degendering of reason. Chapter Three was concerned with theorizing beyond sex and gender to a conception of corporeal subjectivity. This chapter reflects upon the prospects for feminism more broadly, in the light of the significance which dichotomous thinking has had for it and on it. The chapter argues that a coherent third wave of feminism could emerge, based on a non-dichotomous and relational theory and practice.