chapter  2
24 Pages

"I think of myself as a product of the times”: Troubling Developments

F eminists stir up trouble.2 According to Judith Butler, femi­nism’s mission is to trouble gender categories that have been made to seem natural, including those constructions o f femininity and masculinity most favored by feminists at any given point in tim e.3 This chapter employs key stories told by not-m othering women to paint a more contradictory picture of women’s identities and development than is currently fashionable.