Feminist Philosophy: Feminist Political and Social Philosophy: What is sex equality?
MEYER, MILTON W.
Feminist theory grows out of women's experience. In this course we will investigate how some contemporary feminist thinkers' consideration of women's experience has caused them to criticize society and philosophy. Traditional philosophical areas addressed may include ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology.
Issues to be discussed include: What is gender? What is the nature of sexual oppression? Can women in a modern liberal society be sexually oppressed? What would sexual liberation be and what does it require? These questions will be discussed through the issues of society's gendering of paid work, family responsibilities, the body, and sexuality, among others.