Difference feminism is a philosophy that stresses that men and women are ontologically different versions of the human being. Many Catholics adhere to and have written on the philosophy, though the philosophy is not specifically Catholic. The early fascist movement in Italy espoused women's suffrage as part of a corporatist agenda of increasing women's rights, on grounds of sexual corporatism rather than perceived equality.
Although the title "difference feminism" is a relatively recent addition to the feminist movement, the philosophies of gender relations undergirding this category have their roots as far back as the early Greeks. Forms of difference feminism often stress a fundamental biological, emotional, psychological or spiritual difference between the sexes.
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... Difference feminism arose from libertarianism and equal treatment theories’ failure to create systemic equality for women ... Difference feminism celebrates biological, psychological, moral differences between men and women, accusing laws concerning sex segregation of diluting these important differences ... Difference feminists believe that such laws not only ignore these important differences, but also can exclude participation of women in the world ...
... More recently, the theory was espoused by Pope John Paul II as a foundation for a new feminism ... In regards to differences in emotions, styles or reasoning, those who follow integral complementary assert that the differences are not divisional - that women only feel or reason one way and men ... Rather, they claim the characteristic differences can be found in tendencies and inclinations rather than finite generalizations ...
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“When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when antiracism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other and both interests lose.”
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