Future Genders? Future Races?

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199892631
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980055 | DOI:
Future Genders? Future Races?

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If, as was argued in Chapter 7, we should aim for a day when there are no more men and women and are no more races (though there may be genders and ethnicities), then what will this future look like? Will it be one on which we are all alike, androgynous and a light shade of brown? The chapter argues that the interpretation of sexual difference is important to achieve justice in any society in which humans reproduce biologically, and that although we should not organize ourselves as men and women, we should have some gender structure. The interpretation of geographic origin as marked on our bodies is not necessary to achieve justice, so we should not seek successors to race. However, this is compatible with taking cultural and historical facts to be relevant in organizing ourselves ethnically.

Keywords: race; ethnicity; sex; gender; justice; utopia; racial projects; feminism

Chapter.  11474 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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