This collection of papers covers subjects from obstacles women face due to cultural understandings to the thoughts of prominent philosophers on certain issues related to the diverse aspects of gender distinction. Taking up a variety of topics related to the problem of discrimination against women, the papers implicate the woman question as a question for humanity. Accordingly, the author argues that, to grasp discrimination against women as a problem for humanity is not only critical for the over-all well-being, but more importantly, is inescapable for an adequate conceptualization of the human and hence of human rights.
Hülya Şimga is a faculty member at Maltepe University Philosophy Department (Istanbul-Turkey). She also serves as board member of Kuçuradi Philosophy and Human Rights Foundation.