Yet, we live in a man-made world in whichwomen since the beginning of time had to prove their value and worth in order tosurvive, thus she is not given the chance to explore her femininity, herchances and boundaries. Our society is traditionally constructed by men whotake into account minimal consideration of the particularities of the femalenature which from a feminist point of view it will seem wrong.
Men created the worldwe live in by not giving enough consideration to what is suitable for women.Janet Radcliffe Richards makes a clear point that the ideal world we want tolive in is just a utopia that cannot be reached due to many limitations andequality as such is a deception. Ideally the perfect world would be one thatwomen and men are treated equally and share the same experiences, for examplehaving equal pay, having the same opportunities and do the same work or finallylive in a world where children are born artificially and are raised by thesociety. Richards explains that this is just an inaccessible ideal world affectedby our current resources thus we are wasting our time with something thatcannot be achieved. For example, if we are trying to build the house of ourdreams we need to take into consideration the fact that certain materials thatwe would like to put together might not work in our favour. If we force them togetherthen all we get is a clear disaster. In the same manner, if a person who wantsto build a utopia for women uses the fundamental ideas of women on how tocreate the perfect world and the people involved in it instead of how it shouldactually be then he is most likely to fail into creating the perfect femalecosmos.
We need to acknowledge from the start that in order to have an equalstate of sexes, limitations need to exist. Changes will be made and we might ormight not like them and ethics should include general principles that will giveus the prototypes to determine when a society is the one we are looking for. Moreover,since this utopia doesn’t exist we might have already achieved our goal ofequality but we have spoiled it by wanting to ameliorate it.11Richards, J. (2013). The scepticalfeminist. London: Routledge.