The Functionality of the Principle of Non-Discrimination on Grounds of Gender, Race, Religion and Sexual Orientation in the Postmodern Society


  • Oleg Spînu PhD student, Doctoral School of the University of European Studies in Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova



principle of non-discrimination, discrimination on grounds of gender, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation


Discrimination in the postmodern society can have many different causes and can affect people of different racial, ethnic, national or social backgrounds, such as communities of Asian or African descent, Roma people, indigenous peoples, Aboriginal people and people of different castes. Discrimination can also refer to people of different cultural, linguistic or religious backgrounds, people with disabilities or the elderly. Moreover, people can be discriminated because of their sexual orientation or preferences. Gender-based discrimination is also common, despite progress in many countries. Women are also particularly prone to violent and abusive practices, and therefore often suffer from a double discrimination, both because of their race or origin and because of their gender, which is why feminist literature in recent years points to new acts or forms of discrimination against women. A major problem in the postmodern world is the discrimination that many people are subjected to, especially women and children, because they live in extreme poverty. These circumstances may force them to migrate and further contribute to a conceptual or social contamination, that may aggravate discriminatory tendencies in the societies where they migrate. The article aims to theoretically analyse the degree of functionality that the principle of non-discrimination based on gender, race, religion and sexual orientation has in the contemporary, postmodern, individualistic society


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How to Cite

Spînu, O. (2021). The Functionality of the Principle of Non-Discrimination on Grounds of Gender, Race, Religion and Sexual Orientation in the Postmodern Society. Postmodern Openings, 12(2), 310-338.



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