HTMLGIANT is a whole lotta magic for hosting articles like this one, by Christopher Higgs, on Judith Butler's Gender Trouble :
"If gender itself is naturalized through grammatical norms, as Monique Wittig has argued, then the alteration of gender at the most fundamental epistemic level will be conducted, in part, through contesting the grammar in which gender is given."
One is reminded of Gertrude, dear Gertrude, and the manner in which that language pulls your socks off then smashes your toes. Tender Buttons subverts, re-reorganizes written language that consciously revitalizes the text and forces an active social re-definition of its function-end. The reader moves from passive vessel to active participant in studying the invalidity of the lame, traditionalist binaries of signifier/signified, denotative/connotative, masculine/feminine, reader/author.