Warum sind gerade Frauen an Social Justice Theorien interessiert?

Helen Pluckrose hat eine These, warum die Social Justice Theorien gerade Frauen ansprechen:

Occasionally people ask me why the Critical Social Justice approach seems to be dominated by women. Female scholars, particularly. I get the sense it evens up more in activism of a particularly active kind. I actually think this is quite simple.

I think women are attracted to the study of attitudes, biases and discourses (ways of talking about things) in greater numbers for the same reason they’re attracted to psychology, healthcare, education, reality TV etc. It’s the focus on people & how they think & feel.

Marxism on the other hand with its focus on economics, law & government has always seemed to attract more men because it is a focus much more on systems and material things than thoughts & feelings.

TBF, this is why I enjoy reading Social Justice scholarship & postmodernism so much more than Marxism. I have this kind of brain that is more interested in people’s experiences, thoughts & feelings too.

This particular sex-divide became very clear to me when I was studying history with a focus on women’s experiences. My references were overwhelmingly female historians & when they were male it was usually because I’d needed to contextualise with law, war or economics.

This ties in with what I was saying yesterday about how much our positions & approaches come down to innate psychological traits rather than, as we often believe, the result of objective research and reasoned evaluation of options.

Ich hatte hier schon mal ausgeführt, dass die feministischen Theorien kaum mehr dem Klischees über Frauen entsprechen könnten:

Gefühle sind alles, man muss es allen recht machen und die Gefühle von allen beachten, alle müssen überhaupt mehr fühlen, und Logik ist das klassische Patriarchat und damit das Böse.

In der Tat ist Marxismus/Kommunismus weit weniger auf Gefühle ausgerichtet, es geht weit eher darum, wie Wirtschaft angeblich funktioniert.

Beide versuchen eine gewisse Gleichheit und Gerechtigkeit zu erzeugen und betonen dabei verschiedene Elemente, einmal das Gefühl und die Eingebundenheit in soziale Machtsysteme und einmal die Frage, wer welche Gewinne aus einem Arbeitsprozess vereinnahmen darf und welche Systeme das jeweils steuern.