PATRIACHISM, ANDROCENTRICITY AND WOMEN'S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
The patriarchal/andro-centricity spectre which is the foundation of gender based discrimination variously manifests it self in all spheres of social life in Africa including ; the politics , economics , law , the church , the family and the state .
The basic philosophy of an androcentric social system is male control and domination vis-à-vis women subordination or oppression .
Under this status quo the power to control and tame is ‘vested' in the men .
The fallacies behind this kind of philosophy explicate the apparent misogynistic practices that violate the inherent dignity and person of women in Sub-Saharan Africa .
This book argues that gender equity and women's economic and social rights will continue to be a mere rhetoric in Sub-Saharan Africa if the asymmetrical power relations between men and women are not addressed.
Kizito Michael George lectures Philosophy, Gender and Human Rights in Makerere University Department of Philosophy.
He is the Programmes Manager of Makerere Centre for Applied Ethics.
He holds a BA and an Mphil.
He is currently writing his PhD on: Pro-Poor Empowerment and the Ethics of Poverty Policy Discourse.
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