文化女权主义是一种多样的女权主义，它强调男女之间的本质区别，这是基于生殖能力的生理差异。文化女权主义归因于女性中那些与众不同且具有卓越美德的差异。从这个角度来看，妇女所共有的东西为“姐妹情谊”或团结，团结和共同认同提供了基础。因此，文化女权主义也鼓励建立共享的女性文化。 “基本差异”这一短语指的是性别差异是女性或男性本质的一部分，认为差异不是选择，而是女性或男性的一部分。文化女权主义者在这些差异是基于生物学还是文化适应方面存在差异。那些认为差异不是遗传或生物，而是文化差异的人认为，女性的“基本”品质是如此根深蒂固的文化根深蒂固。文化女权主义者也倾向于认为女性认同的品质优于或优于男性认同的品质，无论品质是自然产物还是文化品。用评论家Sheila Rowbotham的话来说，重点在于“过着自由的生活”。一些文化女权主义者作为个体积极参与社会和政治变革。许多早期的文化女权主义者都是激进的女权主义者，有些人继续使用这个名称，虽然超越了改造社会的模式。一种分离主义或先锋方向，建立替代社区和制度，是对20世纪60年代社会变革运动的反应而增长的，有些人认为社会变革是不可能的。文化女权主义与女同性恋身份意识的增长有关，借鉴女同性恋女性主义思想，包括重视女性关系，以女性为中心的关系，以及以女性为中心的文化。 “文化女权主义”一词至少可以追溯到1975年由Redstockings的布鲁克·威廉姆斯使用它，后者用它来谴责它并将其与激进女权主义的根源区分开来。其他女权主义者谴责文化女权主义背叛了女权主义的中心思想。 Alice Echols将此描述为激进女权主义的“非政治化”。 Mary Daly的作品，特别是她的Gyn / Ecology（1979），被认为是从激进女权主义到文化女权主义的运动。
Cultural feminism is a diverse feminism that emphasizes the essential difference between men and women, which is based on physiological differences in reproductive ability. Cultural feminism is attributed to the difference between women who are different and have excellent virtues. From this perspective, what women share is the basis for “sisterhood” or solidarity, unity and mutual recognition. Therefore, cultural feminism also encourages the establishment of a shared female culture. The phrase “basic difference” refers to the fact that gender differences are part of the essence of women or men, and that differences are not choices but part of women or men. Cultural feminists differ in whether these differences are based on biology or cultural adaptation. Those who believe that the difference is not genetic or biological, but cultural differences, believe that the “basic” qualities of women are so deeply rooted in the deep-rooted culture. Cultural feminists also tend to think that the quality of women’s identity is better or better than the quality of men’s identity, whether quality is a natural product or a cultural product. In the words of the critic Sheila Rowbotham, the point is “to live a free life.” Some cultural feminists actively participate in social and political change as individuals. Many of the early cultural feminists were radical feminists, and some continued to use the name, albeit beyond the model of transforming society. A separatist or pioneering direction, the establishment of alternative communities and institutions, has grown in response to the social change movement of the 1960s, and some believe that social change is impossible. Cultural feminism is related to the growth of lesbian identity, drawing on lesbian feminist ideas, including women’s relationships, women-centered relationships, and women-centered culture. The term “cultural feminism” dates back at least to 1975, which was used by Brookly Williams of Redstockings, which used it to condemn it and distinguish it from the roots of radical feminism. Other feminists condemned cultural feminism for betraying the central idea of feminism. Alice Echols described this as “depoliticization” of radical feminism. Mary Daly’s work, especially her Gyn / Ecology (1979), is considered to be a movement from radical feminism to cultural feminism.