Cultural Rights Vs. Gender Equality Rights Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Cultural Rights Vs. Gender Equality Rights
A discussion on how women's rights can clash with the right to cultural self-determination and group rights.
# 133020 | 2,250 words | 0 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Sociology (General)


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The paper discusses how one of the key tensions in contemporary feminist theory is the tension between cultural rights (or the rights to cultural self-determination, or collective rights) on the one hand, and gender equality rights, that is, women's human rights, on the other hand. The paper asserts that all too often, these two value systems imply clashing opinions and ways of life. The paper then discusses how in the broader context of the debate around universalism versus cultural relativism, the concept of gender equality rights is associated with western liberalism - with the result that advocates of women's human rights run the risk of being associated with Western neo-colonialism, or of being accused of attempting to impose Western hegemonic cultural norms on the world.

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"One of the key tensions in contemporary feminist theory is the tension between cultural rights (or the rights to cultural self-determination, or collective rights) on the one hand, and gender equality rights, that is, women's human rights, on the other hand. All too often these two value systems imply clashing opinions and ways of life. In the broader context of the debate around universalism versus cultural relativism, the concept of gender equality rights is associated with western liberalism - with the result that advocates of women's human rights run the risk of being associated with Western neo-colonialism, or of being accused of attempting..."

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