David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Papers 38 (3):363-380 (2011)
Some feminist theorists have argued that emphasizing women's self-defense mistakenly emphasizes women's behavior and choices rather than male aggression as a cause of sexual violence. I argue here that such critiques of self-defense are misguided, and do not sufficiently take into account the ways in which feminist self-defense courses can constitute embodied transformations of the meanings of femininity and rape. While certainly not sufficient to counter a rape culture by themselves, self-defense courses should remain a crucial element in feminist anti-rape activism
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Iris Marion Young (1990). Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
Ann J. Cahill (2001). Rethinking Rape. Cornell University Press.
Catharine A. MacKinnon (1991). Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. Harvard University Press.
Martha McCaughey (1997). Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women’s Self-Defense. New York University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
David Rodin (2004). War and Self-Defense. Ethics and International Affairs 18 (1):63–68.
Re'em Segev (2008). The Distributive Justice Theory of Self-Defense: A Response to Whitley Kaufman. Ethics and International Affairs 22 (1).
Craig L. Carr (1991). Duress and Criminal Responsibility. Law and Philosophy 10 (2):161 - 188.
Curtis Brown (1991). Believing the Impossible. Synthese 89 (3):353-364.
Kai Draper (2009). Defense. Philosophical Studies 145 (1):69 - 88.
Susanne Sreedhar (2008). Defending the Hobbesian Right of Self-Defense. Political Theory 36 (6):781-802.
Whitley R. P. Kaufman (2009). The Paradox of Self-Defense: Saving Oneself by Harming Another. Lexington Books.
Sylvia Burrow (2009). Bodily Limits to Autonomy : Emotion, Attitude, and Self-Defense. In Sue Campbell, Letitia Meynell & Susan Sherwin (eds.), Embodiment and Agency. Pennsylvania State University Press
Suzanne Uniacke (2011). Proportionality and Self-Defense. Law and Philosophy 30 (3):253-272.
Added to index2010-07-27
Total downloads55 ( #62,214 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #231,316 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?