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 Violence and Discrimination toward Women and Children

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables relevant to violence toward children, pregnant women, and the elderly, as well as gender discrimination and sexual harassment are presented, stressing the impact of these ... More


Genocidal Language Games 1

Tirrell Lynne

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the role played by derogatory terms (e.g. ‘inyenzi’ or cockroach, ‘inzoka’ or snake) in laying the social groundwork for the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. The ... More


Battered Women, Intimidation, and the Law

Sandra Bartky

in Women and Citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195175349
eISBN:
9780199835775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175344.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Bartky explores some subtle features of legal institutions that obstruct women’s attempts to use the law to diminish domestic violence. To begin with, legal practice is embodied in buildings of ... More


Domestic Violence against Women and Autonomy

Marilyn Friedman

in Autonomy, Gender, Politics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195138504
eISBN:
9780199785902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138503.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines autonomy in regard to domestic violence. It discusses how intimate partner abuse diminishes autonomy. It is argued that professional care-givers should usually provide ... More


Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Sonia Kruks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Simone de Beauvoir is best known as the author of The Second Sex, but she was also the author of a vast array of other political and philosophical writings. Together, these provide a major ... More


Body Aesthetics

Sherri Irvin (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198716778
eISBN:
9780191785351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716778.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy

The body is a rich object for aesthetic inquiry. We aesthetically assess our own bodies and those of others, and our felt bodily experiences—as we eat, have sex, and engage in other everyday ... More


The Question of the Subject and the Matter of Violence

Debra Bergoffen

in Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190275594
eISBN:
9780190275624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275594.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Negotiating the distance between Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray reveals that, despite their diverse starting points and philosophical commitments, they arrive at similar conclusions regarding ... More


Tenderizing Effects and Acting despite Ourselves

Ami Harbin

in Disorientation and Moral Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190277390
eISBN:
9780190277420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277390.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that some disorientations prompt morally beneficial shifts in habits of relating to other people and to unpredictable moral contexts. It investigates disorientations of illness, ... More


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