Julia Kristeva

French feminist
Bulgarian-French philosopher
Born 1941

Structuralist and post-structuralist

Bio on Wikipedia

In Girls, Boys, Books, Toys, Clark and Higonnet say Kristeva, "points to the contradictory multiplicity of response and desire and revalues gaps, disjunctions, and uncertainty". Continuing, she and others "have rethought the construction of gender, acknowledging the interplay between masculinity and femininity within individuals and cultures." pp. 3-4 (discussing history of feminist criticism of children's books)