Feminism is a politics, it is about power and the way in which power is embodied, expressed and negotiated. Specifically, it is about the inequitable power relations of two groups, men and women. However, it is abundantly obvious that sex is not the only axis across which power is differentially assigned, rather, there are many such axes. White has more power than black, male than female, heterosexual than homosexual, adult than child, able-bodied than disabled, and so on. Black, gay and feminist theories have challenged the notion that such binarism is 'natural', a transparent taxonomic practice merely reflecting a pre-existing 'reality', insisting rather that such attributes as health, sanity, intelligence or strength are discursively allocated to one or other of each set rather than being essentially inherent in masculinity, whiteness or heterosexuality.