Akelo Noah Oreda Kisumu Kenya
A CRITIQUE TO LIBERAL FEMINISM.
The portrait of of women painted by cultural feminism resulted in to them being seen as domestic, nurturing and emotional. However, Joan Williams sees this asserion as wrong in providing a respectable academic language in which to dignify such traditional stereotypes.
Essentialism as the belief that an individual invariably displays certain essential characteristics. Women are more caring, loving and responsible than men. This therefore means men are right centric, while women are needscentric. This eventually leads to women attaining liberal individuality. You will find women behaving like a man who is stereotyped and this can be the other way round.
Another critique is that women live in a utopian world where the syten shields them from all harm. Men also suffer such negative social factors they are in. You find many NGOs protecting girls and women from social evils such as teenage pregnancies, school dropout, early marriages and FGM. In contrast, in the same clan, the young males remain in their homes to take care of cattle, act as a source of security without education.
One can question the goodwill of the woman's voice in factors relating to patriachy. For them to affirm dominance, means to affirm qualities of the weak. There is a danger as this can transform dominance, which can lead to bias and discrimination.