Thursday 22 March 2018

Sense of a woman

• Kevin Myers's prose contribution of today (January 12, 2012) is confused. Here are a few conceptual clarifications that help rationalise (some of) the non-sequiturs.

Feminism is about justice, not equality. Sometimes justice demands equality (equal pay for equal work), sometimes it doesn't. A mundane example. Some saunas have 'women-only' days. Why? Because women are less likely to use saunas occupied by men. So, for access to the sauna to be fair or 'just', it must be 'unequal'. This is the first point.

Second, Mr Myers identifies the presentation of oneself as a potential sexual partner with the presentation of oneself as a sexual object.

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