Post by My Resilient Heart on Mar 24, 2020 9:30:56 GMT
What Is Sexual Empowerment? A Multidimensional and Process-Oriented Approach.
"Theorists disagree about how to define the concept of empowerment...Feminists struggle with whether sexual empowerment should be conceptualized as a subjective internal feeling of power and agency or an objective measure of power and control. Defining sexual empowerment as a subjective state may mistakenly equate feelings of agency with cultural and institutional power. Yet, a subjective definition of sexual empowerment is advantageous...This commentary argues that sexual empowerment might best be conceptualized as a continuous and multidimensional construct. This would allow for the recognition of sexual empowerment as a developmental process, and it would allow for the acknowledgement of ambivalent empowerment."
- Zoe D. Peterson, University Bloomington.
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