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Is “conquering” a woman no more adequate mating habit in the context of gender equality? [on hold]

Is "conquering" (originally a war term) a woman no more adequate mating habit in the context of gender equality? That is, a romantic but an unreflected, obsolete descent of customs? That is, in ...
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“Realm of Symbolic” - Feminist Philosophy Context

What does "realm of Symbolic" in the following passage mean? 1: Apparently it seems to me that the writer simply wants to say the "realm of philosophy" or the "abstract matters". As, the two ...
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What is Ethics of care ? Why does it encourage relationships and dependency over autonomy?

I'm not sure I fully grasp what ethics of care is, to me it seems the idea that your moral development is dependent on how much you help those around you.
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Philosophical feminism and logic

Are there any resources to study about academic works on philosophical feminism and logic?
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Is it ever acceptable to go by the principle of “guilty until proven innocent”?

I have been following the news about the current US administration reversing the Obama administration's policies on campus sexual assault. The two opposing positions can be summed as following: (A)...
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How do feminist thinkers justify choice feminism?

Choice feminism (see here, here, and here) includes the idea that women can occupy traditional roles (housewife, stay at home mom, etc...) and still be regarded as feminists, as long as it's their own ...
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How do Marxists explain the failures of the working movement?

How do Marxists explain the failures of the working movement? I don't so much mean the counter revolution in Russia, but the lack of an international working class movement, especially one which ...
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Is feminism necessarily trans-exclusionary?

Transgender rights and feminism in the US are both considered part of the cultural left's causes, but it occurred to me that one might perceive an inherent tension between the two: The basis of ...
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What does gender have to do with epistemology?

I am learning about feminist epistemology through the text of Lorraine Code (What Can She Know? Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge) and that of Susan Bordo (The Flight to Objectivity: ...
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What is feminist care ethics?

I've heard the term thrown around, but I haven't gotten a good explanation of the core tenets of that particular branch of ethics. Can anyone explain, in plain English, what it is?
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Is there a flaw in Spinoza's argument about gender inequality?

Spinoza, the 17th century philosopher wrote in his Political Treatise (Chapter XI): "If by nature women were equal to men, and were equally distinguished by force of character and ability, in which ...
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Philosophers that loved women and philosophers that despised women [closed]

What are the views of significant philosophers on women? It would be very nice to have a systematic list. For example, Schopenhauer was an extreme sexist regarding women, labeling them as "stupid", "...
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What are the major branches or areas of feminist thought?

I'm becoming interested in delving further into feminist philosophy and have come to understand that 'feminism' actually represents an incredibly rich and diverse set of thought. So what I wonder is ...
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Should any definition of “consciousness” include its sexual reproduction?

The project of rigidly correlating consciousness with brain states has met with many refutations. But I have never heard of one that refers to one of the simplest physical facts about consciousness. ...
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On Modernity, mass, and morality [closed]

Arendt, in her book The Human Condition identified the 'rise of the social' as part of the movement of modernity; this is an expansion of the private sphere of the household (oikos) into the public ...
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Could someone walk me through this paragraph on the works of Sarah Lucas?

Is the following paragraph talking about a specific artwork by Sarah Lucas titled "Self- Portrait with Fried Eggs" or her series of photographs called "Self- Portrait"? What is the "eternal triangle" ...
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Is this criticism of Luce Irigaray's statements on physics accurate?

Wikipedia has this to say about Luce Irigaray Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont, in their book critiquing postmodern thought (Fashionable Nonsense, 1997), criticize Luce Irigaray on several grounds. In ...
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Reading material about gender studies/feminism

I took a gender studies course in undergrad, and it left me with a bad taste in my mouth about the whole topic. Maybe it was because I was older than many of the other students, or because the ...