Thursday, June 5, 2014

(Classical) Liberal Feminists vs. Gender Feminists


Philosopher Stephen Hicks had a post a few weeks back that included the following chart differentiating between what he calls "liberal feminists" and "gender feminists".  I find this chart to be hugely benefiical and really does seem to capture an important distinction between two different female worldviews.  Here, "liberal" is akin to the "classical liberal" perspective promoted by OLS and should not be confused with the term "liberal" as typically equated with the Democratic political party.  Indeed, the term "gender feminists" is definitely in strong alignment with the attitudes and behaviors promoted and rewarded by the Democratic political party in the US.