Monique Wittig

Monique Wittig was a French author and feminist theorist who was born on July 13, 1935, in Dannemarie, Haut-Rhin, France, and died on January 3, 2003. She is best known for her works exploring the social constructs of gender and sexuality, and she was a central figure in feminist theory and lesbian feminism. Her most famous works include 'Les Guérillères' and 'The Opoponax'. Wittig's writing often challenged the traditional notions of gender roles and was influential in the development of gender studies.


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  1. 1. The Straight Mind

    The book is a collection of feminist essays that challenge the conventional understanding of gender and sexuality, positing that the concept of "woman" is a social construct created by a heterosexual society to uphold a binary gender system. The author argues that this system perpetuates the oppression of women and LGBTQ+ individuals by reinforcing the straight mind, a heteronormative way of thinking that marginalizes any form of difference. Through a radical rethinking of language, literature, and social structures, the essays advocate for a new feminist perspective that seeks to dismantle the straight mind and create a society where all forms of identity and expression are valued equally.