Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, published in 1990, is one of the best-known works of superstar philosopher Judith Butler (b. 1956). Gender is not an innate personal attribute, Butler argues, but a social construct: People learn to perform in a certain way from their environment. To end the oppression of queer people, therefore, requires a complete social shift of basic gender notions.