We shouldn’t fight for “gender equality”. We should fight to abolish gender

Originally published at The New Statesman

“Gender equality” seems to be the go-to phrase right now. Since Emma Watson launched the HeForShe Campaign, a rush of public figures including Barack Obama, Russell Crowe and Prince Harry have pledged their support, while social media users have been similarly keen to promote the cause. Indeed, the expressed aim of achieving “gender equality” is one which appears to have amassed almost universal backing.

But what if gender equality isn’t enough? As an end-goal, it feels stunted, incomplete and short-sighted. The problems which surround gender encompass far more than a conventional inequality – our archaic belief in the concept of gender itself undermines ideals of personal freedom and liberation.

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