EU Gender Policy

@article{Lombardo2003EUGP,
  title={EU Gender Policy},
  author={Emanuela Lombardo},
  journal={European Journal of Women's Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={159 - 180}
}
  • Emanuela Lombardo
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Economics, Political Science, Sociology
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
This article explores EU gender policy through the lens of the `Wollstonecraft dilemma', a guiding conceptual device that helps to summarize women's difficult path towards equality in a patriarchal system. EU gender policy reflects the contradictions women must face in their struggle for equality, which are common to most public gender policies. All provisions devised to progress in gender equality have negative retroactive effects on women, due to the patriarchal context in which they are… 
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