... is inextricably linked to Grosz’s particular brand of feminism. Indeed, one may even posit the claim that her feminist philosophy derives from her definition of the feminine essence. This is amply evidenced in the following quote,
Womens essence is assumed to be given and universal and is usually, though not necessarily, identified with womens "biology" and "natural characteristics." There are cases in which womens essence is seen to reside not in nature or biology but in certain given psychological characteristics--nurturance, empathy, supportiveness, non-competitiveness (Grosz, 1994, p. 84).
The preceding quote very explicitly identifies several forms of essentialism, those being biologica...