Are gender roles and differences fixed, once and for, all by biology? Or is gender socially constructed and culturally variable? How does gender differ from sex?
The words "misogyny" and "sexism" are often used interchangeably. But do they really mean the same thing?
In an interview with Vox, Cornell philosophy professor Kate Manne draws a distinction between the two words. She argues that sexism is "a body of ideas that exists to justify social relations," whereas misogyny enforces patriarchal social relations when they come under threat. In this way, misogyny exists as the "moral manifestation" of sexism, for it punishes women who subvert male expectations and do not "serv[e] male interests in the ways they're expected to."
Read the interview here:
And tune into the show this Sunday for our show on Misogyny with guest Kate Manne.
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