Would the below question be on-topic? One may argue that it's better suited in Philosophy SE, but I guess that it's more about my English comprehension, therefore it's fine to ask it here.
This isn't mentioned in What topics can I ask about here?. I do notice the "Criticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature" in the off-topic section, but in this case it isn't literature, and explaining what the text says isn't discussing or analyzing it.
The ideal of the autonomous individual could only be created by abstracting from the relationship of dependency between men and women. The relationships which people require to nurture them are considered private, and not truly relationships with outside others. Thus the other is reduced to an appendage of the subject – the mere condition of his being – not a being in her own right. The individual who cannot recognize the other or his own dependency without suffering a threat to his identity requires the formal, impersonal principle of rationalized interaction, and is required by them. (Benjamin 1988, 197)
Can you help me explain it in simpler terms?