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[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 12. Feminism]

Full Idea

The problem for feminists is that men have had the power to structure all our social institutions - family, economy, polity - in ways that suit them.

Gist of Idea

Men have had the power to structure all of our social institutions


Adam Swift (Political Philosophy (3rd ed) [2014], 3 'Gender')

Book Reference

Swift,Adam: 'Political Philosophy (3rd edn)' [Polity 2014], p.110

A Reaction

An interesting question is whether masculine domination runs even deeper than that, into our value system, our metaphysics, our science, our epistemology, our language. How do you tell? If women take over half the masculine roles, does that solve it?