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Title: Gender equality with difference : a yijing yin-yang approach
Authors: Zhang, Lili
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and women
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Zhang, L. (2019). Gender equality with difference : yijing yin-yang approach. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: In this dissertation, I argue that gender equality should be premised on gender difference in the Yijing yin-yang thinking paradigm. To support the thesis, I begin with a brief review of three representative sexist theories in mainstream feminism: (1) women are conceptual others, inferior to men; (2) women are “mutilated males,” possessing a degraded position; and (3) women’s experience is replaced by men’s. I argue that these sexist norms are part of “the one-sex model,” which is largely dominated by the exclusive dualistic thinking paradigm and its hierarchical evaluating system. Worse, this paradigm causes a dilemma of gender equality. This dilemma is the incompatibility between equality in sameness and equality in difference.
DOI: 10.32657/10220/47723
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Fulltext Permission: open
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