In an examination of the university system during the 1960s, some contemporary scholars, a number of whom were students themselves during the period, criticized university curricula of the time as androcentric
. For example, in a gist of negative narratives written by females who were students in the 1960s, Robbins et al.
Embracing this paradox and rooted in a belief that YA fiction not only reflects adolescence but shapes, partially at least, the way it is experienced by young readers, the articles in this issue all explore the relationship the adolescent body entertains with broader societal issues, from the impact of representation on the performance of race to the ethics of posthumanism, the nature of female trauma within an androcentric
culture, or the violence implicit in capitalist competitiveness.
By problematizing the male-centered or androcentric
culture in relation to the entire natural world, ecofeminism takes deep ecology beyond its critique of anthropocentrism and it takes feminism beyond the quest for socialjustice alone.
For example, Linda McKinnish Bridges reviewed In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins in the summer 1983 issue and highlighted Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza's use of feminist hermeneutics to reclaim women's own theology and history from the androcentric
text, giving us inspiration and power to accomplish our calling.
These ideologies specially, Kantian philosophy provided sound footings to 'autonomy in gender studies' to deal with androcentric
mentality and women issues with special reference to their male relations.
In the androcentric
imagination of ancient Greek medicine, the womb was viewed as a wandering animal.
Feminists have long railed against the androcentric
nature of culture, history and indeed safety standards.
Apart from going along with an orientalist image of his own faith, he was androcentric
in his laws on women and Islam.
Like many women in the Bible, Herodias and Salome have fallen prey to androcentric
symbolism of the heretical woman, a literary topos to justify male superiority.
Christine de Pizan at the French court and Margery Kempe in late medieval England engaged with these sexist, androcentric
traditions, reshaping them to expose the pitfalls that "sameness, rigidity and insularity" could inflict on a community.