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By Marilyn Friedman

ISBN-10: 0195138503

ISBN-13: 9780195138504

ISBN-10: 0195138511

ISBN-13: 9780195138511

ladies have traditionally been avoided from dwelling autonomously by way of systematic injustice, subordination, and oppression. The lingering results of those practices have brought on many feminists to view autonomy with suspicion. the following, Marilyn Friedman defends the suitable of feminist autonomy. In her eyes, habit is self reliant if it accords with the desires, cares, values, or commitments that the actor has reaffirmed and is ready to maintain within the face of competition. through her account, autonomy is socially grounded but additionally individualizing and infrequently socially disruptive, traits that may be eventually effective for girls. Friedman applies the concept that of autonomy to domain names of specific curiosity to ladies. She defends the significance of autonomy in romantic love, considers how social associations may still reply to girls who decide to stay in abusive relationships, and argues that liberal societies should still tolerate minority cultural practices that violate women's rights as long as the ladies in query have selected autonomously to reside in line with these practices.

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