AMARTYA SEN’S VIEW: AGAINST THE ‘QUIET TOLERANCE’

Ingrid Bernard

Abstract

When a local old tradition in a particular community has ingrained the culture of the community, eventhough it is not in accordance anymore with current development, the tradition keeps on conditioning the community to accept the tradition as it is. Societies who have long-established in old tradition concerning cultural norm are often conditioned on several habits that lead to injustice to women. Knowledge and understanding of the issue have raised many interesting and sharp debate within the community of women activists. The impact of the injustice in treating women, as community members, has made activists do some efforts to eradicate the injustice way of thinking. However, in general, it is difficult to change the way of thinking conditioned by old tradition that liveS for generations, and it appears in the form of refusal that can lead to a real inequity in treating women within those societies.

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