Living with Contradictions: Controversies in Feminist Social Ethics

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Alison M. Jaggar
Westview Press, 1994 - Social Science - 698 pages
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Some people believe that feminist ethics is little more than a series of dogmatic positions on issues such as abortion rights, pornography, and affirmative action.This 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 commitment.Readers 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 world.Based 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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
377
A Contract Child Production
387
Surrogacy and Autonomy
395
Social Practice in Social Context mary gibson
402
A New Choice for Lesbians
420
B Valuing Alternative Families
430
The Radical Potential in Lesbian Mothering of Daughters baba copper
442
Black Women and Motherhood Patricia hill collins
450

Some Implications of Comparable Worth laurie shrage
91
B Sex Work
102
A Most Useful Tool sunny carter
112
Confronting the Liberal Lies About Prostitution evelina giobbe
120
Whats Wrong with Prostitution? carole pateman
127
Introduction
143
A Representing Women
152
Feminism Moralism and Pornography ellen willis
161
Racism in Pornography and the Womens Movement trace? a Gardner
171
Takes on Lesbian and Gay Sexuality cindy patton
178
Ways of Seeing john berger
189
Fashion and Beauty
199
Bibo INTERVIEW BY WENDY CHAPKIS
206
Chinese Footbinding andrea dworkin
213
Do Something About Your Weight carol schmidt
220
Skin Deep wendy chapkis
229
Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Womens
239
When the Other Dancer Is the Self auce walker
257
Individual Choices and Social Constraints
263
A Abortion
272
On Public and Private Catharine a mackinnon
275
Abortion and a Womans Right to Decide alison m jaggar
281
Are They a Reasonable Compromise? mike males
287
The Global Politics of Abortion jodi l jacoeson
298
A Path to Femicide?
306
Abortion Through a Feminist Ethics Lens susan sherwin
314
The Meanings of Choice in Reproductive Technology Barbara katz rothman
325
A Reproductive Rights Analysis
341
The Myth of Voluntarism gena corea
352
Babies Heroic Experts and a Poisoned Earth irene diamond
361
Creating a Revolutionary Family Community
461
No One Said It Would Be Easy karen lindsey
467
A Sexual Practice
481
Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence adrienne rich 437
487
Virgin Women marilyn frye
494
Because Bisexuality Is Not Enough karin baker
504
Beyond Bisexual annie sprinkle
510
Feminine Masochism and the Politics of Personal Transformation
519
Feminist Ejaculations shannon bell
529
B Consuming Animals
537
The Sexual Politics of Meat carol j adams
548
Feminism and Vegetarianism lisa martin
557
Shots in the Dark andree collard with joyce contrucci
563
Introduction
573
The Protected the Protector the Defender judith hicks stiehm
582
The Army Will Make a Man Out of You hblen mich alowski
592
Some of the Best Soldiers Wear Lipstick cynthia enloe
598
Surprise Rape in the Army
609
Greenham Common and All That A Radical Feminist View
619
They Wont Take Me Alive eugenia
628
An Ecofeminist Philosophical Perspective
641
Western Medicines War Against
650
Development Ecology and Women vandana shiva
658
Conversations with Gaia val plumwood
666
Ecofeminism and Bioregionalism
672
Ecofeminism and the United Farm Workers Grape
680
Stealing the Planet jo whitehorse cochran
688
Call for a New Approach
694
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Page 191 - And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked ; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Page 276 - This right of privacy, whether it be founded in the Fourteenth Amendment's concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action, as we feel it is, or, as the District Court determined, in the Ninth Amendment's reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.
Page 191 - Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception : in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children : and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Page 190 - To be born a woman has been to be born, within an allotted and confined space, into the keeping of men. The social presence of women has developed as a result of their ingenuity in living under such tutelage within such a limited space.
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Page 191 - And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden ; and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Page 131 - Men do not want solely the obedience of women, they want their sentiments. All men, except the most brutish, desire to have, in the woman most nearly connected with them, not a forced slave but a willing one, not a slave merely, but a favourite.
Page 458 - ... is to my mother - and all our mothers who were not famous - that I went in search of the secret of what has fed that muzzled and often mutilated, but vibrant, creative spirit that the black woman has inherited, and that pops out in wild and unlikely places to this day. But when, you will ask, did my overworked mother have time to know or care about feeding the creative spirit?
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Alison M. Jaggar is professor of philosophy and women studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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