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Radical feminist theorists do not seek to make gender a bit more flexible, but to eliminate it. They are gender abolitionists, and understand gender to provide the framework and rationale for male dominance.

— Sheila Jeffreys, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism