The article deals with the phenomenon of synonymy in the terminology system of gender linguistics. The existence of absolute and relative synonyms is stated, their structural models are presented. It is emphasized that at the present stage of the terminology system development the synonymy plays a positive role, since it allows the search of the most optimal nominations, in particular the specific matching of borrowings, stimulating the creation of its own terminology. Also the terminological variability, which unlike synonymy does not belong to system-forming relations is analyzed
In the article the gender linguistics term system is considered. Some of the problems in the terminology formation, including difficulties in identifying its composition, the presence of a significant number of synonyms and variations, differences regarding definitions and spelling of certain terms are outlined. It’s emphasized that the analyzed term system while in its infancy requires a comprehensive study, normalization and standardization.
According to sociological data, the majority of Ukraine’s population has the highest level of confidence in a Church and shares traditional Christian views on the composition of the family, education of children, the role of a mother and a father in children’s education. Therefore, the paper focuses on the understanding of gender equality through the prism of the Christian worldview.
The author proves that past and current gender studies are based on the structural methodology. The paper emphasizes the features of Ukrainian gender studies and their relation to this methodology. The results of this investigation give the possibility to use the structural methodology principles in various fields of humanities and create the analysis methods of modern discursive practices.