• Report year:2019
  • Report author: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
  • Organisation: ANU College of Asia and the Pacific The Australian National University
It is important to differentiate between sex and gender and understand the social constructedness of the latter. Similarly we must talk about not only gender but recognise that one’s gender identity intersects with many other elements of identity such as location/space, class and caste/race, age.....Thus, as men and women are not the same in their interests, all women are not the same and just by talking about ‘women’ we cannot address all women’s problems. By talking in terms of gender, we can then include both women and men’s interests, and address these differences.