Being a Woman: On the Moral Relevance of Women’s Experiences

Mihaela Miroiu (professor i statsvetenskap från Bukarest, Rumänien och i maj gästprofessor på FLoV) kommer att besöka Filosofiska föreningen den 24 maj kl 19.00 för säsongens sista föreläsning, där hon kommer tala i sal T219 (OBS! annan lokal än vanligt). Föredragets titel är “Being a Woman: On the Moral Relevance of Women’s Experiences.”

Abstract: My presentation will focus on a typology of women’s or “feminine” experiences, developed in order to determine their moral significance and consequences within patriarchal societies (with particular emphasis on the case of totalitarian regimes). Women’s experiences are typically associated with 1) practices that are exclusive to women (abortion, pregnancy, birth); 2) the symbolic association with nature; 3) “helplessness”; 4) typical “feminine experiences” (care, domestic and sexual violence, pornography, prostitution); 5) subordination (subjection); and 6) anonymity (invisibility). The audience at University of Gothenburg lives in “the best possible world” in terms of gender fairness, due to women’s historical efforts and men’s cooperation. But most women around the world still live in patriarchal societies. The ethical issue under discussion in this presentation is: Why are women and women’s experiences still seen as inferior?

Efter föredraget blir det som vanligt pub med öl och vin och fortsatt diskussion på institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori. Varmt välkomna!

Karta till Olof Wijksgatan 6
Mihaela Miroius hemsida

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