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Question posted on March 16, 2014; 1 response
What analytic philosophers have examined or critiqued gender and gender difference?...
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Question posted on August 8, 2013; 1 response
Why is it important to have more women students and professors in philosophy? So long as there is equality in opportunity why does equality of outcome matter? Asians are even less represented in philosophy departments and Eastern Philosophy is given...
Gender, Profession Show

Question posted on July 12, 2012; 1 response
Is love confined to opposite sexes only? when we love someone we want to be with that person all the time,we want to see that person happy all d time,we treat that person most importantly in our life and want...
Ethics, Gender Show

Question posted on June 7, 2012; 1 response
I would like to know if the right to decide what is 'normal' and 'abnormal' belongs to any particular authority or type of expert. Whose job is it to define what is 'normal' and 'abnormal'? Is it the job of...
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Question posted on September 15, 2011; 1 response
Normally, I would refrain from piggybacking on other people's questions, but I am not sure when I will again find occasion to ask the kinds of questions I have in mind. Very recently, a woman asked a question about transsexuals...
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Question posted on September 7, 2011; 2 responses
Although I don't doubt the pain of transsexual people who feel that their bodies do not match their gender, I find myself skeptical of their claims. I am female, I don't doubt that I am female, yet I do not...
Gender Show

Question posted on September 1, 2011; 1 response
I am transitioning from male to female, along with physical changes I notice changes in my thinking and emotions. Am I the same person or am I becoming some one else? How do we know who we are and do...
Gender, Identity Show

Question posted on September 1, 2011; 1 response
In this question, I'm going to assume there are strictly two human biological sexes, male and female. That assumption isn't exactly true (chromosomal variations), but it's a close enough approximation to ask the question. At restaurants such as "Hooters," provocatively-clad females...
Feminism, Gender, Sex Show

Question posted on July 29, 2011; 1 response
Parents who are conscious and critical of rigid gender norms face a problem. If they raise their children without regard for traditional gender norms, then their children run the risk of being ostracized for not conforming to these gender...
Children, Gender Show

Question posted on July 20, 2011; 1 response
Would the possibility of women competing on equal footing with men be thinkable without contraceptives, birth control, and access to abortion?...
Gender, Justice, Medicine Show

Question posted on July 5, 2011; 1 response
Does the existence of intersex people invalidate the binary conception of gender?...
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Question posted on June 16, 2011; 1 response
Suppose a very well to do doctor was married to a very bright man who happened to be a house husband. They had no children but he worked very hard maintaining their household. One day however the wife loses her...
Feminism, Gender, Justice Show

Question posted on May 26, 2011; 1 response
Is it moral for me as a transexual to expect others to treat me as female? Is this a basic right of self-identification or am I inappropriately impinging my will on others?...
Gender, Identity Show

Question posted on October 27, 2010; 1 response
I have heard that undergraduate philosophy majors are some of the most imbalanced university programs when it comes to gender, being a bastion of male enrollment even though most universities now have more women than men, and other traditionally male...
Education, Gender, Philosophy Show

Question posted on October 21, 2010; 1 response
Some thinkers mention the possibility of a "feminine" (not feminist) form of ethical reasoning, and contrast this to prevailing forms of ethical reasoning, which are "masculine". What does it mean for a way of thinking about ethics to be...
Ethics, Feminism, Gender Show

Question posted on October 7, 2010; 1 response
I was reading an article where constructivist feminist views on gender were being discussed, and an example was given on how gender was constructed, how being a boy or a girl had nothing to do with physical bodies, and how...
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Question posted on May 30, 2010; 1 response
Hello, do you think experiences of the world are structured by gender? If you have read Young's 'Throwing Like a Girl,' that is what I'm getting at....
Consciousness, Gender, Perception Show

Question posted on August 13, 2008; 2 responses
I have a question concerning the gender of words that exist in many languages, except in English. What does the presence of grammatical gender in a language say about the mentality of its speakers? A different question is whether the...
Feminism, Gender, Language Show

Question posted on October 9, 2007; 6 responses
Why does it seem that everything that I read in philosophy always uses "she" or "her" instead of "his" or "he"?...
Feminism, Gender, Profession Show

Question posted on November 2, 2006; 1 response
My understanding is that, to enter the military, men and women must satisfy different basic physical standards. Women need not do as many push-ups, do as many sit-ups, run as fast, etc. The goal, I imagine, of these separate standards...
Ethics, Gender Show

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