Gender Distinctions and Gender Neutrality: Towards a Gender Egalitarian Ethics

  • Merina Islam


The general mission of feminist philosophy is to correct whatever   male biases may exist in the mainstream philosophical     traditions   . Thus   western    feminist philosophers investigate and challenge the ways in which western traditions have so long been participating in subordinating     women    or in rationalizing     their subordination . By questioning the gender insensitivity of ethics and philosophy , feminism attempts to reveal various   forms of subjugation    of women   operating through laws , institutions , customs , social theories , and cultural values. Feminism aims at coming up with a better design for society , based on a thorough review and rethinking of gendered positioning of human beings.