Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences
Women’s Rights in the Light of Standpoint Theory
Introducing feminism opened up a new era for those whose voices have not long been heard. “Women” as half of the world’s population, who naturally existed since the source of creation, becomes the term central to this article. Controversies by debaters highlight the elements and the effects of supremacy upon men who dominate and women who are dominated. Through a descriptive research design, this study pursues reviews of careful analysis and arguments made by thinkers (since mid-20th century) in terms of the significance of women’s knowledge of their own needs, interests and their conscious control over their own life and social activities. The controversies introduced here are specifically introduced under the title of Standpoint theory. Arguments would broaden the target readers to even those who unconsciously contribute to marginalizing the minorities. Here by minority, I imply women as not being minors but rather considered and categorized as minors by masculine society. Women form half of the world’s population; however, they are considered second-class with unequal rights. The literature selected is a list of arguments introducing those differences involving gender, and discusses how female citizens need to attempt to push the boundaries and to cry out their voices through the acknowledgement of their own rights, potentials and interests.
Keywords: knowledge, dominance, marginalize, identity, subordinates.