Theoretical Framework of Gender Equivalentism
Alaric Naudé – Theoretical Framework of Gender Equivalentism


gender equality
women’s rights
children’s rights
equal pay

How to Cite

Naudé, Alaric. 2018. “Theoretical Framework of Gender Equivalentism”. Brolly 1 (1).


Feminism stems from the desire of equality for females and to enhance their rights within society. While being a noble endeavour, the original purpose of and search for a higher ethic which was promised by feminism have both been derailed by undesirable elements. Further, more traditionally conservative countries are resistant to the idea due to these undesirable elements being viewed as an affront to traditional values and an attack on the culture itself. The argument in such cultures is that both genders are inherently different and therefore cannot be equal. Antiquated as this viewpoint may be, there is a need to educate people in a way that is more acceptable and appealing to the general society and not merely to force feed a concept in the manner that many feminist ideologies have insisted on. To promote the equal rights of girls and women a concise and universally acceptable core or theoretical framework is required, one which embraces the differences between genders whilst demeaning neither for any such difference and going further to accept that such differences may not apply to every individual. “The theoretical framework of gender equivalentism” provides a compendious framework for ethical behaviour to ensure the equal treatment of women without the need for a strictly feministic interpreted approach.