Single Idea 23385

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / f. Multiculturalism]

Full Idea

Many feminists express concern that multiculturalism in practice typically means giving male members of the group the power to control the women in the group.

Gist of Idea

Multiculturalism may entail men dominating women in minority groups


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd edn) [2002], 8.2)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (2nd ed)' [OUP 2002], p.340

A Reaction

The way the young are treated might also be a problem. The underlying question is whether the minority group is more or less civilised than the central state. Liberalism always fights for the rights of the least powerful.