Nothing to learn from them

Posted: October 21, 2010 by Jender in trivialising women, women are incompetent

[Famous male philosopher’s] review of [two famous feminist philosophers’ book] appeared in [deleted] The review was astonishingly mean-spirited and uncharitable in its reading of both philosophers. It was chilling. To know that to pursue a career in philosophy was to have widely respected figures hold attitudes like this: An excerpt: “it turns out that patriarchy has not been so bad for moral philosophy, however bad it has been for female moral philosophers. From the reading of these books, I conclude that there is no untapped pool of deep moral reflection that a feminist perspective enables us to recover.” It was a very poignant lesson of the importance of having a deeply rooted self-confidence so as to be able to withstand gratuitous and very public attacks like this

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