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Feminist Analysis of Sexual Assualt and Domestic Work (Choice-Coercion)- Frye, Pineau, Brison.docx

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PHIL 2500
Linda Carozza

Monday March 25 th A Feminist Analysis of Sexual Assault & Domestic Work (Choice or Coercion) Theorists -Frye-pp. 52-83 -Coercion, Exploitation, Oppression, the arrogant eye, the loving eye. -Brison -Pineau Frye Exploitation- tension between exploitation and oppression, a contradiction. To oppress something is to press something in place, confine, molded. Not free to resist, hard to transcend oppression, analogy of the bird cage, you can’t just fly out of the bird cage. To be exploited- That person is malleable, or flexible, self maintaining, go on with what’s expected of them. If you are exploited, there need to be output, but even though their doing- but not enough to resist. They need to be self maintained if they are going to work for them. They’re “doing”, action, but not enough resist, escape. -uses psychology- the exploitation – self-respect disappears, transfers to the person who is exploiting. They do what they need to do to survive. They displace their respect to the person who is exploiting them. -Sartre-You’re mobile, you’re doing what’s expected to do, so “apparently” you have choice to do or not to do. -They choose of least resistance, they choose a path of survival potentially. -Exploitation- doing something for someone else’s gain. Enslavement- Analogy- you can’t make oppressed people equivalent to black slaves. Good reason for people who are in the sex trafficking, but wife is not the same. -Mary Daly- Robotitute is living in a hollow existence. Serving the needs of another. De Beauvoir- Only not dying. Not self actualizing, not transcending. Just maintains a statues-quo existence. -A slave is not like that, because they are an appendage of the master, the master can transcend, or self-actualize, have goals, the slave serves the interests of the master. -They actually aren’t just robots, they are self interested, interested in survival through the master, dependant on him. -Arrogant eye- person in power- They acquire other’s serves by disintegrating, a person- they become a tool. Everything is seen from the arrogant eye- can’t empathize, see from other’s eyes. They don’t have a perspectival approach. Self centered. It’s my world or it’s no world, can’t analyses from others perspectives-not perspectival. Everything is either for me or against me. No understanding of the other. It’s either or. Fallacious way of being. Teleologically driven- their interests are what are most important. It denies complexities, they want to control others. Doesn’t acknowledge difference. Simplifies matters to their own end. Can relate to de Beauvoir, People and nature become resources. All of us have an arrogant eye- eating meat for example, we believe it is for us, for our own gain. -The loving eye- We think the devoted mother and wife, or slave, they seem self-less but it’s for survival. Someone in control expects these things to get done. We think servitude as self-less things. But they are not. It’s for their survival. Someone in control expects these things to be done. Women in the home, the person in power/ the arrogant perceiver– their wants, desires, expectation, demands- connected to the “love” or the servitude that the homemaker shows. Getitol commercials, can do al the things that are expected of themselves. -Not a choice The loving eye actually recognized the other, b
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