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Feminist standpoint theory emphasizes that women and men typically have different social positions and experiences. Women are, by and large, underprivileged relative to men and experience reality through work in ways men often do not. This can give women an epistemic advantage; they can know some things in a better or deeper way than men can. The advantage is potential and has to be realized through learning or consciousness-raising groups where women meet to discuss their experiences. This has important implications for education. Significant epistemic differences (grounded in significant social differences) call for different methods of learning. Women should be educated in ways suited to their potential that allow it to be realized as advantaged knowledge. Furthermore, as emphasized by Sandra Harding, standpoint theory implies ...

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