Feminism has a contested and controversial history. Feminists have variously embraced liberal, Marxist and radical orientations and the influence of these diverse perspectives, together with the contribution made by Black feminisms, has been both dynamic and divisive. Within feminism(s), postmodernism has provoked wideranging reactions, ranging from the hostile, to the indifferent, to the creative. In relation to the latter, many feminist writers have directed their attention towards reframing postmodernist debates in ways which retain feminism’s critical edge while rejecting notions of objectivity and all pervasive truth claims.