Category Archives: Women

Multiculturalism without Culture

Anne Phillips is a feminist theorist with some quite strong views (I previously read her book “Which Equalities Matter?”). In “Multiculturalism Without Culture”, she wrestles with a basic contradiction. On the one hand, “culture” matters. This is the central insight … Continue reading

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Is multiculturalism bad for women?

Polygamy, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, punishing women for being raped, differential access for men and women to health care and education, unequal rights of ownership, assembly, and political participation, unequal vulnerability to violence. These practices and conditions are standard … Continue reading

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The role of women in Greek Tragedies

Considering the time period and the depiction of women in other Ancient Literature – like the Bible – women in Greek tragedies often take surprising character roles. They are depicted as heroic and powerful. Although most of them still retain … Continue reading

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Women’s Work – The First 20,000 Years

Book – New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women’s unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies. Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the … Continue reading

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