The argument of this article is that feminist analysis of the gender of knowledge would profit by using a generational perspective. By making use of Sandra Harding's concepts of structural, symbolic and individual gender I suggest that it is possible to track down the structural dilemmas and the symbolic climate, specific to any one generation. This is done by positioning them in relation to their subjectivity and the epistomology they embrace. In an effort to illuminate the structural, symbolic and individual gender of four generations of feminists the article examines four groups in chronological order namely "exceptional women", "pioneers", "the next to equal" and "individualists". The article concludes by asking whether a radical epistemological critique will emanate from the new generation of researchers - the generation of the "individualists" - who unlike their predecessors are not positioned "as outsiders within" the academy.