"Nagging" Questions: Feminist Ethics in Everyday Life / Edition 1

by Dana E. Bushnell
     
 

In this anthology of new and classic articles, fifteen noted feminist philosophers explore contemporary ethical issues that uniquely affect the lives of women. These issues in applied ethics include autonomy, responsibility, sexual harassment, women in the military, new technologies for reproduction, surrogate motherhood, pornography, abortion, nonfeminist women

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Overview

In this anthology of new and classic articles, fifteen noted feminist philosophers explore contemporary ethical issues that uniquely affect the lives of women. These issues in applied ethics include autonomy, responsibility, sexual harassment, women in the military, new technologies for reproduction, surrogate motherhood, pornography, abortion, nonfeminist women and others. Whether generated by old social standards or intensified by recent technology, these dilemmas all pose persistent, 'nagging,' questions that cry out for answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847680078
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
New Feminist Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,027,846
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Philosophy and Feminism Chapter 2 Feminism and Autonomy Chapter 3 Oppression and Victimization: Choice and Responsibility Chapter 4 Right-Wing Women: Causes, Choices, and Blaming the Victim Chapter 5 Sexual Harassment, the Acquiescent Plaintiff and the "Unwelcomeness" Requirement Chapter 6 Women, Equality, and the Military Chapter 7 New Reproductive Technologies Chapter 8 Markets in Women's Reproductive Labor Chapter 9 Privacy and Reproductive Liberty Chapter 10 Coerced Birth Control and Sexual Discrimination Chapter 11 Is IVF Research a Threat to Women's Autonomy? Chapter 12 To Be or Not Be a Woman: Anorexia Nervosa, Normative Gender Roles, and Feminism Chapter 13 Women and the Knife: Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Women's Bodies Chapter 14 Beauty's Punishment: How Feminists Look at Pornography Chapter 15 Feminine Masochism and the Politics of Personal Transformation

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