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    Introduction: Contextualized Morality and Ethno-Religious Diversity. [REVIEW]Veit Bader & Sawitri Saharso - 2004 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):107-115.
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    Gender and Cultural Understandings in Medical Nonindicated Interventions: A Critical Discussion of Attitudes Toward Nontherapeutic Male Circumcision and Hymen (Re)Construction.Gily Coene & Sawitri Saharso - 2019 - Clinical Ethics 14 (1):33-41.
    Hymen construction and nontherapeutic male circumcision are medical nonindicated interventions that give rise to specific ethical concerns. In Europe, hymen construction is generally more contested among medical professionals than male circumcision. Yet, from a standard biomedical framework, guided by the principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice, circumcision of boys is, as this article explains, more problematic than hymen construction. While there is a growing debate on the acceptability of infant circumcision, in the case of competent minors and adults the (...)
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    Contextualized Morality and Ethno-Religious Diversity. Introduction.V. M. Bader & Sawitri Saharso - 2004 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):107-115.
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    The Weight of Context: Headscarves in Holland. [REVIEW]Odile Verhaar & Sawitri Saharso - 2004 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):179-195.
    This paper explores the potential of a contextual approach to multicultural conflict. It reconstructs two cases that were hotly debated in the Netherlands—Islamic headscarves for police officers and for court officers—and asks whether a contextual approach reaches compromises and thus promotes social stability more easily than a deductive approach. The argument is that a deductive approach accepts standing interpretations of normative principles, whereas a contextual approach reinterprets these principles in the light of the circumstances and that, whether or not it (...)
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    Feminist Ethics, Autonomy and the Politics of Multiculturalism.Sawitri Saharso - 2003 - Feminist Theory 4 (2):199-215.
    Should the liberal state accommodate the cultural traditions of minority groups even if these traditions infringe upon the rights of women? This article discusses two empirical cases that pose just this problem for public policy in the Netherlands: requests for surgical reconstruction of the hymen and gender-selective abortion. While hymen reconstruction is linked to a cultural norm that young women, but not young men, remain virgins until marriage, sex-selective abortion is linked to a cultural preference for sons. The autonomy of (...)
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    Culture, Tolerance and Gender.Sawitri Saharso - 2003 - European Journal of Women's Studies 10 (1):7-27.
    Defenders of multiculturalism have been recently criticized for failing to address gender inequality in minority cultures. Multiculturalism would seem incompatible with a commitment to feminism. This article discusses two empirical cases that pose a problem for public policy in the Netherlands: a conflict over wearing headscarves and requests for surgical hymen repair. These cases evoke widespread public controversy, in part because they are presumed to express or accommodate traditions in violation of women's rights and thus raise the question of tolerance. (...)
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    Headscarves: A Comparison of Public Thought and Public Policy in Germany and the Netherlands.Sawitri Saharso - 2007 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 10 (4):513-530.
  8. State of the Art: Bell Hooks and Nira Yuval-Davis on Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender.Sawitri Saharso & Marianne Grünell - 1999 - European Journal of Women's Studies 6 (2):203-218.
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    Suicidality of Young Ethnic Minority Women with an Immigrant Background: The Role of Autonomy.Sawitri Saharso & Diana D. van Bergen - 2016 - European Journal of Women's Studies 23 (3):297-311.
    Ethnic minority status and female gender convey a risk for suicidal behavior, yet research of suicidality of ethnic minority female immigrants is scarce. The authors of this article conducted qualitative interviews with 15 young women in the Netherlands, who either had attempted suicide or contemplated suicide, and analyzed these in a narrative psychology tradition. Suicidality was associated with despair and frustration over the violation of the women’s personal autonomy and self-integrity regarding strategic life choices. Autonomy restrictions and violations followed two (...)
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