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Encyclopedia > Equalism
Graffiti in Madrid promoting equality, reads "todos somos iguales", or "we are all equal".

Equalism is a name often given to forms of egalitarianism (advocacy of equality) concerned with issues of gender or race. Thus, equalism is another name for gender egalitarianism, sexual egalitarianism and/or racial egalitarianism. Central to equalism is the belief that society must be colour-blind and sex/gender-blind. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 3. ... Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level) is a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals from birth. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... For other uses, see Race (disambiguation). ...


The term is used by people of many disjointed political philosophies developed separately by political activists. This includes people who support gender-blind policies in response to the failings they saw in certain branches of feminism, as well as people who support colour-blind policies in response to what they see as the discriminatory elements of affirmative action. Feminists redirects here. ... Affirmative action refers to policies intended to promote access to education or employment aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group (typically, minorities or women). ...

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Gender equality

Some equalists believe that certain feminists have abandoned notions of equality, and instead focus only on females' rights to the point of excluding/promoting the subjugation of the rights of other sexes/genders. Equalists seek to promote the rights of females, males, and everything in between. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... Look up Female in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


um nobody better be like a total beezy k!! haha ily!!<3 "Gender equity", "gender equality", "sexual equality", or gender egalitarianism is the belief in the equality of the gender or the sexes. Many followers of this philosophy would like to see this term come to replace feminism or masculism, when used to describe a belief in basic equal rights and opportunities for members of both sexes within legal, social, or corporate establishments. They strive for ultimate fairness, and seek cooperative solutions so as to make things better for both males, females and everything in between. They are opposed both to misogyny and misandry, pointing to a gender transformative perspective and the need for a rejection of all forms of gender oppression and stereotypes. They are also equally opposed to sexism. Masculism (also referred to as masculinism) is an ideology associated with the mens movement. ... Misogyny (IPA: ) is hatred or strong prejudice against women; an antonym of philogyny. ... Look up Misandry in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The sign of the headquarters of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination and/or hatred against people based on their sex rather than their individual merits, but can also refer to any and all systemic differentiations based on the sex of the...


While they may share a number of critiques and analyses with self-described feminists and/or masculists, they feel that egalitarianism is the best word to describe a belief in equality without implying a phenomenological focus on any particular gendered experience. Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level) is a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals from birth. ... Use of the word phenomenology in modern science is described in the separate article phenomenology (science). ...


Racial equality

Equalists often differ with mainstream liberals in condemning discriminatory elements of affirmative action (or positive discrimination) as well as elements of substantial equality aiming at equality of outcome. In politics, the term liberal refers to: an adherent of the ideology of liberalism or a state or quality of this ideology. ... Affirmative action refers to policies intended to promote access to education or employment aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group (typically, minorities or women). ...


Socialist equalism

Socialist equalism is a new manifestation of the equalist doctrines that differs in general from mainstream equalism. It changes the ideas of social equality as colour-blind and gender-blind, from denouncing treatment of others unequally. This is done through the elimination of capitalist competition, and the implementation of socialist cooperation.


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See also

Complementarianism is a view among some Christians of the relationship between the genders that differs from egalitarianism or gender-equalism. ... Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level) is a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals from birth. ... Social equality is a social state of affairs in which certain different people have the same status in a certain respect, minimally at least in voting rights, freedom of speech and assembly, and property rights. ... Gender gap may refer to: Gender differences in a general psycho-social context; Income disparity of females vs. ... Look up Misandry in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The History of Feminism is the history of the Feminist movement, as well as its origins. ... Working and being a parent Equal Marguerite is a European program with the following aim : Share and Associate our Resources in order to manage a network of initiatives for well balanced Times in a Useful way for Employment // The « Equal Â» programs are calls for European programs, co-funded by the...

References and external links

  • The Post (Liberal) Feminist Condition
  • Unique perspective on equality of all beings
  • The Local - gender equality in Sweden (news collection)

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equal. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000. (545 words)
Objections to the more equal construction rest on the assumption that the mathematical notion of equality is appropriate to the description of a world where the equality of two quantities is often an approximate matter, and where statements of equality are always relative to an implicit standard of tolerance.
When someone says The two boards are of equal length, we assume that the equality is reckoned to some order of approximation determined by the context; if we did not, we would be required always to use nearly equal when speaking of the dimensions of physical objects.
What is more, we often speak of the equality of things that cannot be measured quantitatively, as when we say The college draft was introduced in an effort to make the teams in the National Football League as equal as possible, or The candidates for the job should all be given equal consideration.
CLHS: Function EQUAL (364 words)
equal is true of two objects if they are symbols that are eq, if they are numbers that are eql, or if they are characters that are eql.
For conses, equal is defined recursively as the two cars being equal and the two cdrs being equal.
Object equality is not a concept for which there is a uniquely determined correct algorithm.
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