Jan Crosthwaite: Gender and Bioethics
... • Feminists have drawn attention to gender-based
inequality and discrimination and to long-held
but unsupportable assumptions about the proper
roles and moral status of women.
• Feminists have critiqued traditional notions of
ethical (and bioethical) theorizing, moral agents,
and concepts of justice ...
The tone of this short-story is anti-feminist
... inquired. In her opoint of view, this
approach is restricted because it relies on
male critical theory to be global.
Therefore she adopts the secondary mode
of feminist criticism, gynocriticism, that
will build a female framework for the
analysis of women´s literature and
develop new models based on ...
The Development of Feminist Theology
... Feminist theology is seen as arising out of modern liberal Christianity in the West,
especially the United States. The reality, however, is much more complex. Christian
feminists would see an warrant for equality between men and women arising from the
beginning of the Christian movement, in statemen ...
women`s - Peace and conflict studies
... The term "feminism" originated from the French
word féminisme, first used in 1837 by the French
philosopher Charles Fourier. Fourier wanted to improve
the status of women in society, but he did not advocate
equality between the sexes.
The first English definition of "feminism" appeared in the
gender and families: feminist perspectives and family research
... critical approach to epistemology. For example, reflexivity calls into question the notion that objectivity
is the only orientation a scholar may legitimately take to his or her study. Thus, it opens the door to the
recognition that subjectivity not only is a valid and valuable orientation to resear ...
Chapter 12 - SAGE edge
... Feminist criminology evolved, primarily from liberal feminists, with the realization and
objection that gender was essentially ignored and excluded from criminological theory. Klein
maintained that three major challenges need to be addressed by feminist criminologists. These
include the following: t ...
Same Plight, Different Struggle: A Comparison of Female
... expectations, Ophelia gradually lost her charm and self-consciousness. Unable to think, she would report
everything to her father for instruction; unable to love, she was no longer attracted and trustworthy to Hamlet.
Deprived of her own thought and female identity, it was no wonder that Ophelia wou ...
... of feminist sociological research continues to analyze gender as
a variable, or it adds women to the sampling population, just as
it did two decades ago. Stacey and Thorne (1985) criticize this
approach because it treats gender as a property of individuals and
not as a principle of social organizati ...
Feminist views on the English stage Women playwrights, 1990–2000 Elaine Aston
... treatment in Elizabeth (1999), although was arguably more forcefully
imaged through the real life events surrounding the death of Princess
Diana in 1997.
One particular image of young women, however, came to dominate Britain in the 1990s: the confident, aggressive, girls-together image promoted by t ...
Are There Feminist Research Methods
... share a common core approach in their research (=a shared feminist methodology). This
feminist methodology, they propose, “is distinctive [from mainstream research] to the extent
that it is shaped by feminist theory, politics, and ethics and is grounded in women’s
experience.” 15 What makes a partic ...
... for a more just distribution of resources and power which is one of the
central goals of feminism. subRosa proposes that it is time a politically
radical, activist cyberfeminism take the lead in critiquing Net-culture and
politics, and challenging Net-practices through tactical texts, artworks, and
the sociology of gender - Rutgers University Libraries
... they prescribe our behavior and ease interaction with people who occupy different
social statuses, whether we know these people or not. There is an insidious side to
this kind of predictable world. When normative role behavior becomes too rigidly
defined, our freedom of action is often compromised. ...
Lesson: Feminist Perspectives and International Relations Paper
... this basic assumption has been deeply questioned by the feminist as they see the
reflection of men in their theoretical conceptions of the model that they build. As they
see that these theoretical models are based on the behavioural assumptions of how
some men operate in a particular context of rela ...
Chapter 2 - Dr. Adam M Volungis
... • It is to men’s evolutionary advantage to inseminate many
women, so they invest in short-term mating (especially
because they can’t be certain of paternity), preferring
younger women who are at peak fertility
• Because women have greater parental investment, they put
energy into long-term mating st ...
Hysteria, Feminism, and Gender Revisited
... Charles Bernheimer suggests that “Freud invented psychoanalysis
between 1895 and 1900 on the basis of his clinical experience with hysterical patients, nearly all of them women” (1). To think about this experience
another way, while hysteria was reframed with reference to new laws and
was new in pr ...
Standpoint theory is a postmodern method for analyzing inter-subjective discourses. This body of work concerns the ways that authority is rooted in individuals' knowledge (their perspectives), and the power that such authority exerts. Standpoint theory's most important concept is that an individual's own perspectives are shaped by his or her social and political experiences. Standpoints are multifaceted rather than essentializing: while Hispanic women may generally share some perspectives, particularly with regard to ethnicity or sex, they are not defined solely by their participation in these categories. The amalgamation of a person's many experienced dimensions form a standpoint--a point of view--through which that individual sees and understands the world. Standpoint theorists emphasize the utility of a naturalistic, or everyday experiential, concept of knowing (i.e., epistemology). One's standpoint (whether reflexively considered or not) shapes which concepts are intelligible, which claims are heard and understood by whom, which features of the world are perceptually salient, which reasons are understood to be relevant and forceful, and which conclusions credible.Standpoint theory supports what feminist theorist Sandra Harding calls strong objectivity, or the notion that the perspectives of marginalized and/or oppressed individuals can help to create more objective accounts of the world. Through the outsider-within phenomenon, these individuals are placed in a unique position to point to patterns of behavior that those immersed in the dominant group culture are unable to recognize. Standpoint theory gives voice to the marginalized groups by allowing them to challenge the status quo as the outsider within. The status quo representing the dominant white male position of privilege.The predominant culture in which all groups exist is not experienced in the same way by all persons or groups. The views of those who belong to groups with more social power are validated more than those in marginalized groups. Those in marginalized groups must learn to be bicultural, or to ""pass"" in the dominant culture to survive, even though that perspective is not their own. For persons of color, in an effort to help organizations achieve their diversity initiatives, there is an expectation that they will check their color at the door in order to assimilate into the existing culture and discursive practices.