Debra Satz

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195376692
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

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This article critically surveys some of the most prominent issues of justice raised by gender and the main debates about how to address them. It begins by examining the concept of gender itself. It argues that although the ideal of gender equality is widely accepted in theory in the developed democracies, this ideal is still contested in many parts of the world. Moreover, in practice in many developing countries women and girls are less likely to be educated, vaccinated, or even fed than males. Even in the societies in which the ideal of gender equality is accepted, men and women do not enjoy equal opportunities.

Keywords: justice; gender; equality; developing countries; equal opportunities

Article.  9146 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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