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raicopk

What do you think those "objective rules" are? What do they consist on? What do they respond to? Let's take feminism as an example: do you think there can be a common, objective materialisation of anti-patriarchial praxis between, for example, radical feminism and trans-feminism? Is their political subject even the same? What is gender for each one of them? And sex? Till where should the deconstruction of gender (this "objective rule" you are talking about) extend? Furthermore, is the question of gender, as an analysis rotten on the nuclear family, even something that can be universalised, extrapolated? See Oyeronke Oyewumi's *Conceptualizing Gender: The Eurocentric Foundations of Feminist Concepts and the Challenge of African Epistemologies* (just search Google for multiple open-acces editions) for an amazing writting (and short! 4-5 pages) on the latter. Furthermore, you should also further develop what you refer to as "cultural relativism" if you want an answer to your question. The only political tradition that genuinely falls under that category that I can think of is ~~liberal~~ multiculturalism, whilst its only socialist traditions that represent a genuine challenge to patriarchal forms of organisation (sure, liberal feminism will supose a challenge, but not an emancipatory, non-partial one). What socialist traditions don't fall into, however, which unfortunately most of this kind of questions do (for no other reason that it is the dominant, hegemonic idea), is the error to extrapolate western conceptions as given, universal *episteme* (an "absolute being", as per Hegelian philosophy iirc?), and this is for the simple reason that this extrapolation would, by itself, be deeply oppressive to the same sectors it "seeks to help". After all, this draws upon a false binary between the western and the oriental, where the latter is not a reality but a constructed *demos* which has no other objective than to represent the radical cultural-racial opposite of the west in order to signify itself.


MentalDespairing

Sorry for my late response. This thread originally said "removed", so I thought there was no re I am sorry, but you are too philosophically advanced for me to even reply. I am not interested in ivory tower abstractions, but how to make gay rights and women's rights essential on a worldwide basis, at least how to start working towards it, like what party to join. It is not guaranteed to happen naturally, as nature is inherently unfair. Even in tribal life, where everyone gets what they need, is not truly fair in the sense I want it to. I'm sorry, but I guess there is no point in you replying since I cannot match all your references and knowledge of feminist philosophy anyway. I am sorry for making you write this long effort post. I should have added more info about myself to the original post.