Gender Differences in Depression: Explanations from Feminist Ethics

Feminist bioethics is committed to recognizing the way that power differentials arising from differences in social location shape health and health care, and also to ensuring that women's experiences inform bioethical analyses (Sherwin 1992, 1998; Scully et al. 2010). Yet there may be a tension between these two points of emphasis, not because they are incompatible but because they require very different perspectives. In this article, I argue that feminist analyses of the relationship between gender and mental disorder have tended to emphasize the effects of women's relative lack of social power, with the result that women who experience mental disorders tend to be viewed as passive victims of oppression. I then ..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2979/intjfemappbio.4.1.69
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,667
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Virginia Held (1990). Feminist Transformations of Moral Theory. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50:321-344.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
John Otieno Ouko (2009). Feminist Bioethics in the Global Scene: The Case of Kenya as a Developing Nation. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2 (1):59 - 70.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

34 ( #95,542 of 1,726,249 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.