Gender Equality

A Philosophical Reflection on Gender Differences and Gender Equality

Wang Jing, Li Qiankun
Northeast Normal University
Jilin University Journal Social Sciences Edition 2016-6

Abstract:The advancement of women's liberation and the further considerations on gender equality make the "gender differences" a major philosophical issue that feminist theorists have to pay attention to. They separately debate the generating logic of gender differences from essentialism and social constructionist perspective. These arguments and the practice of these theories in practice caused the inequality of ignoring gender differences and attaching too much importance to gender differences. Therefore, it is an important choice to promote the overall development of human beings to face the gender differences and promote the dynamic balance between the gender differences and gender equality.
Keywords:gender differences, dualism, essentialism, gender equality

Paper type:Published