The surface of women

  • Lucy Irene Baker Griffith University
Keywords: Feminism, Gender, Transgender


This essay examines the range of gender designations, particularly those referring to women (as a class), within the research I conducted on genderswap fan work. The survey I did as part of that research had 295 participants, who were provided a short-answer field to explain their gender identity. The vast majority can be considered as being in the class of "women," but the ways in which they define themselves offer a significant expansion to the surface that "women" can be conceived to cover.

Author Biography

Lucy Irene Baker, Griffith University
School of Humanities
How to Cite
Baker, L. (2017). The surface of women. Transformative Works and Cultures, 24.