There is a growing anti gender movement in Europe that fights gender science and gender equality. It has not been that prominent in Sweden. Recently a new word genusdoktrin has been added to the English genderism and German genderismus as a label for a conspiracy against society and its institutions. In this thesis I have carried out a discourse analysis of the two books Genusdoktrinen (2020) by Ivar Arpi and Anna-Karin Wyndhamns and Om könets existens (2021) by Kajsa Ekis Ekman. Using theory of discourse by Laclau and Mouffe I analyze what view of gender studies that is articulated in the two books.
An important question is whether they differ or not. The articulated signs were analyzed with regard to the weight carried they in the discourse. The two books articulate a positivist science view and claim that gender science is unscientific. They argue that gender science question the biology of sex from a social constructivist point of view. Moreover, they claim that political decisions made the establishment of gender science possible in Sweden and that a binary hierarchic sex is a prerequisite for a continued gender equality work. The articulations differ in a couple issues. Ekman argues contrary to Arpi and Wyndhamn that we have not yet reached gender equality and that the work must continue. Arpi and Wyndhamn says that a binary biological sex is an unquestionable scientific fact. For Ekman, the political discussion continues, and she argues that not all feminists support gender science.
Keywords: gender science, gender equality, sex, discourse analysis, Kajsa Ekis Ekman, Ivar Arpi, Anna-Karin Wyndhamn