Lost in the noise and dissonance of gender politics in the United States is a simple, yet extremely complicated, question: What does it mean to be a woman?
Not surprisingly, this question raises other questions that also are simple, yet extremely complicated: Who decides? Based on what?
Leid Stories discusses gender politics essentially as a reflection of internecine conflicts within the white world, between white women and white men, over the power to rule all others. Hence, the apparent agreement to ignore race, class and culture—factors that would unnecessarily complicate what both sides understand and accept as the primary reason for adversarial engagement.