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Hastings Women’s Law Journal

Authors

Elaine Craig

Abstract

This Article posits that gender identity is in large measure produced relationally and that due to the interpretive, relational nature of gender production many experience gender transgression in others as disruptive to their own sense of identity. It suggests that this results in much of the legal discrimination and oppression faced by individuals whose gender presentation does not conform with dominant gender norms. It further suggests that the disruption in the face of gender transgression is produced by the binary model itself and proposes legal strategies that will assist in a non-binary re-conceptualization of gender.

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