Mythological origins of gender identity

Меніг, Лариса Володимирівна and Додонов, Роман Олександрович (2019) Mythological origins of gender identity Науковий часопис Національного педагогічного університету імені М. П. Драгоманова. Серія 7. Релігієзнавство. Культурологія. Філософія : [зб. наукових праць] (41 (54). pp. 54-63. ISSN 2518-7821


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The article is devoted to the problem of conditionality of gender identity with mythological plots. Along with such traditional types of gender identity as femininity and masculinity, new forms of gender have appeared today: genderquire, pangender, polygender, agender. However, stereotypes, according to which gender is bound to the biological sex limited to the binary opposition “man / woman”, continue to prevail in the mass consciousness. A hypothesis about the mythological conditionality of these stereotypes is made. The purpose of the article is the conceptualization of gender myths with the subsequent deconstruction of some of them (mainly ancient Greek) and the revealing of the relationship between myths and gender identity. The methodological basis of the study is a gender approach, understood as a synthesis of social, philosophical, psychological approaches to address the problem of gender inequality. The authors conclude that the stable ideas about the “stronger” and “weaker sex” that exist in our society today were formed many centuries ago and are rooted in ancient myths and legends, religious beliefs about the role of women and men in the social hierarchy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; biological sex; masculinity; femininity; identity; genderquire; pangender; polygender; agender
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра філософії
Depositing User: Роман Олександрович Додонов
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 11:30

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