Curtis, Annaleigh. Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach
2014, 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology
Added by: Simon Fokt, Contributed by: Nathan Nobis
Abstract: In both academic and non-academic discussions of feminism, there is sometimes a lack of appreciation for the diversity among feminist positions. Two people may be called feminists while disagreeing about a range of theoretical and practical issues, like the nature of oppression, sex work, or abortion. In this and the next essay, I lay out two general feminist approaches to sexist oppression: the sameness approach, the difference approach, and the dominance approach. This first essay focuses on the sameness approach.
Comment: An introduction to 'the sameness approach' in feminism.