From Wollstonecraft’s dilemma to Nancy Fraser’s theory of gender justice: a proposal for the analysis of gender equality policies

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  • Laura Flores Anarte University of Seville

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https://doi.org/10.21814/unio.6.1.2708

Keywords:

gender equality – Welfare State – public policies – feminism – Nancy Fraser

Abstract

Social policies are an essential instrument for fighting against women’s discrimination and overcoming gender inequality. However, an agreement about what gender equality consists of has not been achieved yet and, consequently, neither has a consensus been reached about what the suitable meanings (speaking in terms of public policies) to reach that egalitarian paradigm. The main confrontation in this regard has been featured by the alternative positions held by the equality feminism and by the difference feminism. Based on the theoretical contributions developed by Nancy Fraser to try to overcome this dilemma, this paper aims to present some criteria that we consider key to the analysis of a given system of gender equality public policies when it comes to assessing its transformative-gender capacity, that is, the potential of these measures to subvert the unequal gendered power relations that lie on the basis of women’s subordination.

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Published

2020-07-05

How to Cite

Anarte, L. F. (2020). From Wollstonecraft’s dilemma to Nancy Fraser’s theory of gender justice: a proposal for the analysis of gender equality policies. UNIO – EU Law Journal, 6(1), 12-30. https://doi.org/10.21814/unio.6.1.2708

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