PHIL/WGST 275.001 – Moral and Philosophical Issues of Gender in Society
Instructor: Genae Matthews. This course meets TR 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. in DA 301.
What is gender and what is sex and how, if at all, are they related? What does it mean to say that gender and sex are socially constructed? What is gender oppression and how does it relate to other forms of oppression? These questions, among others, have driven decades of research in feminist and social philosophy, and we will take them as our starting point. After considering a variety of answers, we will consider several strategies for eliminating gender oppression. In doing so, we will pay special attention to what trans, disabled, and ‘third-world’ feminist philosophers have to say about what true gender justice requires.