"Helen Haste...has made important contributions to the study of how moral personalities are made. Her book...goes beyond her particular discipline to larger reflections on how a gendered world came to be. Gender, for Haste, is not a lens but a metaphor. Gender oppression is so pervasive, and reproduces itself so effortlessly, because it has been incorporated into our language and, in that way, into our thought...When we want to move between what we know and what we do not, we find metaphors seductively waiting to take us across the bridge into new realms of experience...To challenge the dichotomy between male and female, therefore, is to question everything; in searching for more authentic metaphors, feminists must take on reason itself. Haste calls for a 'cultural feminism' that goes well beyond the rationalistic prognosis of liberal andsocialist versions, which seek only to replace one kind of order with another...Haste's utopia smashes dualities by transforming them into multiplicities." --Alan Wolfe, "New Republic"