The Queer Theory is based on Judith Butlers work and research, in
particular her book gender Trouble, 1990.
Butler suggested that Identities are not fixed and they do not
determine who we are.
She said it is silly to classify people into groups because of one
Somebodys identity is made of many different characteristics
Butler said that feminism was wrong in asserting women as a group
with a common characteristics as it divides humans into two clear
groups- men and women. This means that people don’t have the
capabilities to choose their own identity.
Butler prefers the idea that gender is a variable which can change
in different contexts and times rather than a fixed attribute
She argues that there is a continuum in which the sex of a person
causes their gender which creates a desire towards another
gender. Her approach, which is linked to Foucault, is all about the
idea of gender being flexible and not caused by stable factors.
Gender is a performance; what you do rather than who you are.