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Feminism - Session 4

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Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHLB13H3
Professor
Lynda Lange

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Feminism - Session 4  note: first two readings  foundational  detailed lectures, went over explanatory features  from now on, lectures  added enrichment  Linda wants us to avoid universalizing from specific framewords  1. honor crime  obviously not universalizable  2. victim  not obviously not universalizable  3. consent  not obviously not universalizable  universalizing  applying something to everyone  claims  entitlement  Pogge tries to identify what is universal and talks about harm to the global poor  wants to change institutions  trade and financial rules or regulations  if the global poor are malnourished, it‟s because of the institutions  too individualistic/recognizing value of community  instead of article 25  discourse  language with particular inner logic  term developed by philosophers  sub-language  used to look at... specific context  various terms (ex. street talk)  inner logic  logic of the terms  ruling out  discourse around the framewords, “victim” and “consent”  different meanings in different context  widely used concepts in w/n discourse about sexual violence  wants to make concepts strange to us  can‟t step outside of our culture  function of personal experience  can be aware that it is neither natural nor given  natural: universal  ex. chemistry or physics hunt for universal truths  nobody‟s reaction is natural  grown from own experience given (philosophy)  „it‟s just there‟ versus colloquially  „already knowing‟ what seems to be there  Alcoff, “...”  statistically tabulated: numbers depend on the language used  ex. sexual assault numbers  would vary between sexual consent and intentions  language makes a difference in experience by how you name it  what language you use  ex. You ask someone a question and get ignored. If that had a negative impact on you, you would likely relay the story back to a friend of yours in a negative tone.  history of the term, “sexual harassment‟  back then, men would make advances on women  majority of the time  the term names a certain type of experience  invented by Catherine  law philosopher  awareness of  debate meanings and implications  legal and moral implications  before the invention of the term  women blamed themselves  after the invention of the term
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