Gender equality is a Western creation that has permeated other cultures

Scientific evidence platform Under review Gender equality is a Western creation that has permeated other cultures

Amartya Sen, Nobel Economy prize laureate and now “Princesa de Asturias” laureate in Social Sciences, argues in his book “The Argumentative Indian” that such statement emerges from Western ethnocentrism.

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Gontzal Uriarte

Ciertas culturas no occidentales han vivido la igualdad de género en, por lo menos, ciertos aspectos de la vida. Por ejemplo, en “Sexo y temperamento en tres sociedades primitivas” Margaret Mead investigó los patrones culturales de los Arapesh en confrontación con otros de Papua Nueva Guinea encontrando que hombres y mujeres eran pacificos y la crianza de los hijos era una responsabilidad compartida. Sin embargo, en el mundo occidental de la época de Margaret Mead no se había conseguido aún la coresponsabilidad en la crianza de hijos. Por lo tanto esta afirmación es, a mi entender, un bulo.

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