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Chapter 3: Studying Women's Sexualities: Feminist Transformations
From a social constructivist perspective, stories we tell about ourselves are re-creations and reflect more about how we currently make sense of our lives than about what really happened in the past. Writing about myself as a feminist and as a feminist researcher involves searching back, trying to make my life explicit to myself, looking for motives, tracing patterns, and filling in gaps. The fabric is far from seamless, and a variety of interpretations may be just as valid as the one presented here.
I identify myself as a feminist, but I constantly am revising what that means and reflecting on the implications for my research, my teaching, my political activities, and my personal relationships. I ...