Living With Contradictions: Controversies In Feminist

Living With Contradictions: Controversies In Feminist Some people believe that feminist ethics is little than a series of dogmatic positions on issues such as abortion rights, pornography, and affirmative actionThis caricature was never true, but Alison Jaggar s Living with Contradictions is the first book to demonstrate just how rich and complex feminist ethics has become Beginning with the modest assumption that feminism demands an examination of moral issues with a commitment to ending women s subordination, this anthology shows that one can no longer divide social issues into those that are feminist and those that are not Living with Contradictions does address many of the traditionally feminist issues But it also includes issues not generally recognized as gendered, such as militarism, environmentalism, and the treatment of animals, demonstrating the value of a feminist perspective in these cases And, far from reflecting any monolithic orthodoxy, the book shows that there is a rich diversity of views on many moral issues among those who share a feminist commitmentReaders can sample a varied selection of papers and essays from books, journals, newspapers, and grassroots newsletters Covering a wide range of moral issues, this collection refuses to offer simple solutions, choosing instead to reflect the complexities and contradictions facing anyone attempting to live up to feminist ideals in a painfully pre feminist worldBased on years of the editor s work in the field, imaginatively edited, and including generous introductions for students, this is the ideal text for introducing feminist perspectives into courses in ethics, social ethics, and public policy

10 thoughts on “Living With Contradictions: Controversies In Feminist Social Ethics

  1. Lori Lori says:

    I really enjoyed this book It provides a great overview of the different types of feminism liberal, radical, eco, etc and the issues that feminists continue to debate affirmative action, prostitution, pornography, abortion, militarism, etc My only wish would be for an updated version with newer statistics.

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