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Masculinity and Dehumanization
Masculinity and dehumanization
The Radical Feminist Account

There is, however, another way to characterize a feminist account of ‘race’, which does not set up antagonistic categories of women, ‘white and middle-class’ and the rest, or an irresolvable distinction between ‘gender’, race and class, and which starts from the feminist problematic of male domination, or at least implicitly refers to it.

‘Second-wave’ radical feminism has from the beginning been concerned with all forms of oppression which affect the life chances and human dignity of women, that is, with all forms of oppression. By attributing all forms of oppression to male domination, the early radical feminist account linked them together, and provided the beginnings of a framework for understanding all forms of invidious hierarchical distinctions between categories ...

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