Title

Feminist Ethics and Everyday Inequalities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2009

Journal

Hypatia

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

141

Last Page

159

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2009.00011.x

Abstract

How should feminist philosophers regard the inequalities that structure the lives of women? Some of these inequalities are trivial and others are not; together they form a framework of unequal treatment that shapes women's lives. This paper asks what priority we should give inequalities that affect women; it critically analyzes Claudia Card's view that feminists ought to give evils priority. Sometimes ending gender-based inequalities is the best route to eliminating gender-based evil.