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that may take a diversity of pathways, but for which there are rarely the kind of short-cuts envisaged by the proponents of empowerment-
lite.” (Harcourt, 2009)
Effective of not, Kazakhstan‟s most marginalized are simply not affected by the discussion. “This is a debate about gender and power, about body politics and political bodies, about
norms and hierarchies, about intimate and institutional violence, and about liberation and
justice.” (Cornwall et al., 2002)
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(Saunders, 2002) Kazakhstan is a home for a people, and nobody can silence subjective truths about equality. What can be astounding to universalist idealists, is that
[t]alking about violence in the home, rape, repression and homophobia, or challenging 'traditions' - those that veil women, put their feet in high-heeled shoes, condone and institutionalize inequalities in the workplace or in the public meeting spaces that silence women, and build on male fears -
these are impertinences to the givens, to the norms and the unspoken social and cultural rules.”
(Harcourt, 2009) And if family values are more important than materialism, then who if not the people can challenge
“us to tak
e seriously in our theorization the links between social organization and the character of equality
? (Nzegwu, 2006)
Alan Greig, Michael Kimmel, And James Lang.
Men, Masculinities & Development:Broadening Our Work Towards Gender Equality
Gender In Development Monograph Series #10. N.P., 2000. Web....