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Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor

Gina Schouten


The trend toward gender equalization in domestic and paid labor allocations has stalled, and a growing number of scholars argue that, absent political intervention, further eroding of the gendered division of labor will not be forthcoming anytime soon. Certain political interventions could jumpstart the stalled gender revolution, but beyond their prospects for effectiveness, such interventions stand in need of another kind of justification. In a diverse, liberal state, reasonable citizens will disagree about what makes for a good life and a good society. Because a fundamental commitment of lib ... More

Keywords: liberalism, political liberalism, legitimacy, liberal legitimacy, mutual respect, neutrality, reciprocity, gendered division of labor, gender egalitarianism, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198813071
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gina Schouten, author
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University