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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1010
Professor
Karyn Freedman
Semester
Winter

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Philosophy     Mar.12.2012 Feminism Contemporary feminist ethics and political theory are diverse in  premises and conclusions. Common Ground: each theory is grounded in a commitment to  ending the oppression, subordination, abuse and exploitation of  women and girls. ­Society is formed in a patriarchal way ­Privileges have been given to men that have been denied to  women 1.Sexual Equality and Sexual Discrimination Until recently, most male theorists accepted biological  determinism, the idea that there is a foundation in nature for the  confinements of women to the family, and for restricting their legal  and political rights.  Today, anti­discrimination statutes, yet: ­Lower paying jobs ­Feminization of poverty ­Household labor ­Increased domestic abuse and assault Sex equality legislation aims at a sex­blind so
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