Androcentrist - definition of androcentrist by The Free Dictionary
androcentric (redirected from androcentrist)
Centered or focused on men, often to the neglect or exclusion of women: an androcentric view of history; an androcentric health-care system.
having or regarding man or the male sex as central or primary
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Feminist empiricism accepts the existence of a reality independent from those who observe it, and considers sexist and androcentrist
biases that can be obviated by the twin safeguards of methodological rigor (strict and systematic adherence to methods of observation and measurement) and neutrality (the elimination of the observer's own perspective) in order to come to a faithful and reproducible account of the 'real.' Feminist standpoint theories instead posit a mediated reality structured by the observer's own identity and position, and strive to develop contingent truths to counter the distorting effects of an uncritical acceptance of the ideologically corrupted dominant (sexist and androcentric) perspectives.
Complexity to the dualistic thinker, is often mistaken for a state of contradiction, ambivalence, non-commitedness or confusion (and from an androcentrist
(4) point of view--weakness).
Nor does this article challenge contentions made by critics of "androcentrist