Toward a Feminist Conception of Self-Respect

Hypatia 7 (1):52-69 (1992)
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The concept of self - respect is often invoked in feminist theorizing. But both women's too-common experiences of struggling to have self - respect and the results of feminist critiques of related moral concepts suggest the need for feminist critique and reconceptualization of self - respect. I argue that a familiar conception of self - respect is masculinist, thus less accessible to women and less than conducive to liberation. Emancipatory theory and practice require a suitably feminist conception of self - respect ; I propose one such conception



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Robin S. Dillon
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