HR100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, International Human Rights Law

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1) recall the definition of feminist that dr. robinson provided in lecture. A person who believes in removing barriers to the full equality of men and women: recall the three basic understandings of the significance of male-female difference that dr. Different feminisms represent different understandings of significance of male female difference. Liberal feminism: men & women basically the same. Post modern: gender as a social contract biological differences between men and women and cultural difference is not true only something people create. Essentialist(essence): male and female ways of being different, the true essence is different, to treat people equally requires to taking differences into consideration. Often argue that law is not best tool for addressing women"s basic rights. Law & rights privilege male ways of being . In sum: acknowledging women"s diversity may require a fundamental rethinking or rejection of hr.

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