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A Humanist perspective on Gender

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For many centuries in the Western world, women were seen as inferior in a number of ways and denied the same rights as men. The past century has seen a growing recognition that, although men and women are certainly different, they should be treated equally and given the same opportunities in life as each other. At the same time, there has been a growing recognition that men may favour roles that were once assigned to women - like staying home to raise a family, for example.


Believing in freedom and the fulfilling of individual potential, humanists celebrate the richer variety of options now open to women and men.

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