the ‘Other gender’

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Definition

Women’s status in patriarchal societies, as explored in Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex where women are defined and differentiated in relation to men, constituting norms; they are inessential (the Other), in opposition to the essential (a Man as the Subject, the Absolute, the One). 

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Source(s)

Pilcher, J., and Whelehan, I. (2004), Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies, London, Thousand Oaks.

URI: https://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1405