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    Making Loud Bodies “Feminine”: A Feminist-Phenomenological Analysis of Obstetric Violence.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2016 - Human Studies 39 (2):231-247.
    Obstetric violence has been analyzed from various perspectives. Its psychological effects have been evaluated, and there have been several recent sociological and anthropological studies on the subject. But what I offer in this paper is a philosophical analysis of obstetric violence, particularly focused on how this violence is lived and experienced by women and why it is frequently described not only in terms of violence in general but specifically in terms of gender violence: as violence directed at women because they (...)
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    We Birth with Others: Towards a Beauvoirian Understanding of Obstetric Violence.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2021 - European Journal of Women's Studies 28 (2):213-228.
    Obstetric violence – psychological and physical violence by medical staff towards women giving birth – has been described as structural violence, specifically as gender violence. Many women are affected by obstetric violence, with awful consequences. The phenomenon has so far been mainly investigated by the health and social sciences, yet fundamental theoretical and conceptual questions have gone unnoticed. Until now, the phenomenon of obstetric violence has been understood as one impeding autonomy and individual agency and control over the body. In (...)
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    Why ‘Normal’ Feels so Bad: Violence and Vaginal Examinations During Labour – a (Feminist) Phenomenology.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2021 - Feminist Theory 22 (3):443-463.
    In this article, I argue that many women lack the epistemic resources that would allow them to recognise the practice of vaginal examinations during childbirth as violent or as unnecessary and potentially declinable. I address vaginal examinations during childbirth as a special case of obstetric violence, in which women frequently lack the epistemic resources necessary to recognise the practice as violent not only because of the inherent difficulty of recognising violence that happens in an ‘essentially benevolent’ setting such as the (...)
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    Rethinking Feminist Phenomenology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives.Sara Cohen Shabot & Christinia Landry (eds.) - 2018 - Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield International.
    Ideal for advanced students across Philosophy, Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and more, this book focuses on emerging trends in feminist phenomenology. It covers foundational feminist issues in phenomenology, feminist phenomenological methods, and applied phenomenological work on the body, politics, ethics, and performance theory.
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    Is Existentialist Authenticity Unethical? De Beauvoir on Ethics, Authenticity, and Embodiment.Sara Cohen Shabot & Yaki Menschenfreund - 2008 - Philosophy Today 52 (2):150-156.
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    How Free is Beauvoir’s Freedom? Unchaining Beauvoir Through the Erotic Body.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2016 - Feminist Theory 17 (3):269-284.
    One of the most important concepts in Simone de Beauvoir’s existentialist and phenomenological ethics is the concept of freedom. In this article, I would like to argue that Beauvoir’s concept of freedom is problematic in being strongly constrained by its essentially active character. This constraint contradicts some of Beauvoir’s major ideas, such as the one that considers the body as a situation, as a source of activity and of freedom in itself, as well as the idea of eroticism as one (...)
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  7. Dianna Taylor, Sexual Violence and Humiliation: A Foucauldian-Feminist Perspective (Interdisciplinary Research in Gender). London and New York: Routledge, 2020. Pp. 128.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2021 - Foucault Studies 31.
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    The Grotesque and Merleau-Ponty on “Fleshing Out” the Subject.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2006 - Philosophy Today 50 (3):284-295.
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    On Motherhood as Ambiguity and Transcendence: Reevaluating Motherhood Through the Beauvoirian Erotic.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):207-219.
    ABSTRACT This paper presents an analysis of motherhood as potentially ambiguous and empowering, using the Beauvoirian concept of the erotic. I argue that Beauvoir’s notion of the erotic can allow us to reevaluate “nonproductive,” repetitive, apparently immanent activities—such as going through pregnancy, giving birth, breastfeeding, and raising a child—as projects through which we disclose freedom, and, thus, as projects that possibly lead to transcendence.It is often argued that Beauvoir considered these experiences to be ways of embracing immanence and avoiding transcendence. (...)
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    On the Question of Woman: Illuminating De Beauvoir Through Kantian Epistemology.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2007 - Philosophy Today 51 (4):369-382.
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    Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity, by Sonia Kruks. Studies in Feminist Philosophy, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, 203 Pp. ISBN 978‐0‐19‐538143‐6. [REVIEW]Sara Cohen Shabot - 2014 - European Journal of Philosophy 22 (S2):e10-e15.
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    On the Question of Woman: Illuminating De Beauvoir Through Kantian Epistemology.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2007 - Philosophy Today 51 (4):369-382.
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    Embracing Misfit Bodies: A Reflection on My Brother’s Dementia in the Time of COVID-19.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2022 - Puncta 5 (1):115-123.
    2020 was a year of global crisis. During this time, I experienced crisis on a very personal level. For me this coincided with the beginning of the pandemic, when my older brother developed a kind of dementia. In this text, I briefly explore a few philosophical issues relating both to the spread of COVID-19 and to my brother’s disease. Reflecting on themes such as anxiety, uncertainty, grief, privilege, vulnerability, social distancing, and misfit bodies—mainly through critical phenomenology—I attempt to give sense (...)
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