Feminism and well-being

Authored by: Jules Holroyd

The Routledge Handbook Of Philosophy Of Well-Being

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415714532
eBook ISBN: 9781315682266
Adobe ISBN: 9781317402657


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All stripes of feminism endorse the following claim: that gender inequality damages women’s interests, and is unjust. Should this damage be understood in terms of thwarted well-being? If so, what conception of well-being best enables us to both articulate how gender inequality damages women’s well-being, and to ground social critique of existing inequalities? Do feminists need to make recourse to the notion of well-being at all to articulate the wrongs of gender inequality?

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