This can be an effective argument to the feminist debate using Foucault. Foucault critiques the most classical approach that represents man as a rational being (Foucault, 1991). He states that there is no natural body for this so called rational being. It is but a fabrication of the forces that are surrounding it. Women fighting against oppression of the body as the center concept are paradoxically both supported in their causes and defeated in these assumptions. Further, Foucault argues that sexuality is a historical construct.
Sexuality is not a natural effect in saying, thus, Foucault puts the body in a not so meaningful context. The very concept of the docile body is bolstered by putting sexuality as a historical concept. In stating this, however, the techniques of gender differences that are imposed on the docile body are not interpreted clearly. They are left as an open question. The gender neutrality of Foucault could have been irrelevant in an age where feminism was still peaking. However in the contemporary modernist society ,it is seen that techniques of gender are brought under wider discourse. A male-female binary necessitates the understanding of both and in this Foucault can yet again be applied to satisfaction as seen in most contemporary media representations of the woman.