• Feminist Ethics Women Moral Men
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    11-30-99 Feminist Ethics is not a special ethic in the manor that business, medical, or environmental ethics are. Feminist ethics have not attempted to determine special rules for special circumstances, rather they present the opportunity to examine a historically neglected perspective when it comes to traditional ethical thought. Feminist Ethics has been an attempt to revise, reformulate, or rethink those aspects of traditional western ethics that have historically depreciated or devalued a wom...
  • Feminism In Christian Ethics
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    In Feminism And Christian Ethics, Lisa Sole Cahill argues that feminist ethics has much to offer Catholicism. For one, the main issues that concern feminist ethics are basically the same ones that make up Catholic identity. That is, how women and men define themselves in society, what means are available to them for attaining their ends- in short inter personal and social relations. Second, the founding principles that guide feminist ethics are rooted in the tradition of natural law, a tradition...
  • Feminists Current View
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    Feminists While surfing the internet yesterday I came across an article discussing women and their role in a changing society. The article, which was written by Karin Crosbie stated that although women have come a long way in the field of women's rights, there is still a long way to go. Crosbie stated that she is a feminist, and as a feminist it is her responsibility to see that action is taken to further the cause of the women by any means necessary. She explains that women should not have to p...
  • Narrator Feminist Catch Story
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    The story, "IN DAFF" uses the feminist strategy because it is the approach to literature that seeks to correct or supplement what may be regarded as a predominately male-dominated critical perspective with a feminist consciousness. Feminist theories also attempt to understand representation from a women's point of view. The narrator is in search for her own identity. The narrator is unsure about what she wants. She is just trying to find herself but be accepted at the same time. "My sister Clar...
  • What Relevance Does Feminist Theory Have In Academic Geography
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    Traditionally, geography has recognised the existence of women but has made little effort to investigate the role they have played in society other than in terms of an adjustment to a male-dominated and male-determined order. In 1978 however, Tigers wrote a paper that suggested geography dropped this patronising attitude and began to study how "the other half lives" (cited in Women and Geography Study Group of the I. B. G. , 1984). The momentum caused by this paper, and the movement in general, ...
  • Feminist Theory Women Men Feminism
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    Introduction Since the beginning of time women have been considered inferior to men, which seem to proceed to affect everyday lives of all social beings in this world. Women have a disease, a disease that will prevent them for ever having the political drive to achieve political, social or economic opportunities men have. This 'disease' is the need for independency and self-respect or the lack there of. This is what we have come to know as feminism. Feminism refers to the body of thought on the...
  • Feminist Scholars Women Research Method
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    In the first section of essays the authors discuss how and why feminist scholars do research is grappled with in each selection. The authors / feminist scholars discuss the importance of research and methodology. Sandra Harding asserts in her essay, "Is There a Feminist Method?" Harding argues that it is "difficult to define a distinct feminist method because method and methodology have been intertwined with each other and with epistemological issues." (2) Moreover, it is, she argues difficult a...
  • Fate And Feminism Kitchen God
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    Fate And Feminism In both Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan, the reader is pushed to understand the nature of feminists ina new way. This purpose is carried out with the use of multiple feminist characters, a drastic change in a characters outlook on their situation, and the concept of making your own destiny. The protagonists in both of these literary works is female, and they are amazingly similar considering Shaw wrote Pygmalion eighty seven years before T...
  • Another Feminism Radical Feminist
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    Q. 1 (b) Feminist approaches to sociological theory have developed out of historical sites of struggle for equality. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of four (4) different feminist theoretical orientations. Sociological theory is broadly concerned with structured forms of social inequality. Therefore, sociologist generally attempt to approach human behaviour and relations in terms of the particular social setting of different social groups, classes and etc. However, feminist critics of soc...
  • Feminist Objections To Kantian Utilitarianism And Egoism
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    Feminist Objections to Kantian, Utilitarianism, and Egoism Many feminists have problems or objections to Kantian morals, utilitarian ideas, and egoism. The feminist morals are based on care and equality. Many of these ethics have a lot of problems when relating to a feminist. Feminists have a lot of objections to Kantian morals. For example, there is too much emphasis on duty. For example, a feminist might argue that because feminists emphasize care so much, duty can sometimes overshadow care. ...
  • Radical Feminism Inhibits The Liberty Of Women
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    Radical Feminism Inhibits the liberty of Women Since I was a really young child I was told that I could do anything that a boy could do. This chorus still rings loud in my ears today. This is the way many women are raised today. They are raised to be leaders and followers just like the other gender. The radical feminist, however, has one main mission in the world today to irradiate the male gender. This causes a problem because sometimes the line between feminist and radical feminist can be very...
  • The World According To Garp By John Irving
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    The World According to Garp by John Irving In the novel The World According to Garp, by John Irving, feminism is both glorified and ridiculed. This is shown through the life of T. S. Garp and his family. When the author refers to Garp s mother Jenny, feminism is shown as a great thing that is totally for the benefit of women and all mankind. However, there are just as many times when the author shows how feminism led to people doing stupid things and acting as extremists, as in the case of the "...
  • Defining Feminist Theory People Movement Life
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    Criticism. The word just looks scary, and it s something most people are a little afraid to receive. However, I am afraid to give criticism. As the only male Women s Studies major on this campus, and the only male student who wants to learn about Feminist Theory, I ve learned very quickly to know my role. This course has served as a wake-up call to me that I am an outsider in the feminist movement and that this movement is not my movement. So for me to criticize a movement that I m deeply invol...
  • Pornography Arguments Against Censorship
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    Liberal Feminism: The Glimmer of Hope Individualist Feminism; A True defense of Pornography Wendy McElroy Summarized and Evaluated by Art Mandalas (200721019) The censorship of pornography has been an issue that has been under constant debate in our society. There are many arguments for and against the censorship of pornographic materials. In the broadest of explanations, the argument supporting an increase in censorship is rooted in the belief that such material may cause direct and / or indire...
  • Feminist Frontiers Classes And Sexual
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    Feminism is defined as an organized activity on behalf of womens rights and interests. To me, this statement encompasses all women; regardless of race, class, ethnicity, sexual preference, age or religion. While I agree that these factors do influence and shape a womans individual experiences, I believe that women everywhere are oppressed just for being biologically different than males. In Feminist Frontiers, it is stated that women everywhere suffer restrictions, oppression, and discrimination...
  • Emily Dickinson Life Poem Feminist
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    Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson became a will known poet that writes of things that affect her perspective on life. Her poems are so truthful and so insightful because most of her poems are about what she encounters. She wrote some poems based on her point of view of things that influenced her life. Her poetry writings seems like journals because the poem "A Solemn Thing- -it was- -I said" is a bit like a story of what was happening at the time when she wrote that poem. The poem ...
  • Feminist Criticism Women Trifles Poem
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    Feminist Criticism Thesis Statement: A Work of Artifice, Trifles, and Flower Feet are excellent examples of the outdated and distorted ways in which women were seen in the past and are viewed presently. I. What is Feminist Criticism? A. Feminist Criticism is an approach especially concerned with analyzing the depiction of women in literature, such as the images of female characters male authors present and the reappraisal of work by female authors. B. Feminist criticism grew out of the women's m...
  • Feminist Perspective Of King Lear
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    Kathleen McKluskie suggests that "King Lear" contains misogynist overtones when interpreted or valued from a feminist perspective. If valued from a feminist viewpoint, then the play and to some extent even the character of Lear, can be shown to be entirely masculine, encompassing no feminine attributes. However by stark contrast, Cordelia seems to possess totally the feminine qualities, which are highlighted by a feminist reading of the text. "King Lear" is valued in a feminist reading for the m...
  • Wave Feminist Feminists Women Fighting
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    "Would you describe yourself a feminist?" I was recently asked. Yes, was my knee-jerk reaction to the above question. I am a FEMINIST (in caps, no less. ) I went to an all-women's college, I support reproductive rights and signed petitions to protect Roe v. Wade as the decision approached its 30 th anniversary, I believe that women deserve respect, that women's lives have value independent of men, that equal pay for equal work is a given. I've read Gloria Steinem, Aud re Lorde and Andrea Dworki...
  • A Brief Overview Of Feminism
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    Feminism can be roughly described as a movement that seeks to enhance the quality of women's lives by impacting the norms and moves of a society based on male dominance and subsequent female subordination. Although feminist literary writings began to gain popularity in the 20 th century, feminist characters have been around for ages. "Feminist criticism's self transformations over the past several decades as it engages with both critiques from within and encounters from without- encounters with ...