David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Environmental Ethics 20 (1):23-39 (1998)
I review ornithological literature in order to demonstrate that conventions of description and illustration, as well as some aspects of biological theory relating to birds, put a strong focus on male birds. I criticize the sexist aspects of ornithology from the standpoint of recent feminist philosophy of science, establishing connections between the ways in which we view animals and the ways in which we viewourselves and arguing that it is costly to humans, specifically women, to suggest that females of the nonhuman species are biologically inadequate in relation to their male counterparts. Finally, I note that failure to notice and excise residual sexism in animal science also encourages people to be inattentive to and less considerate of a large and significant part of nature. I conclude with some suggestionsfor reform
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Denys deCatanzaro & Emily Spironello (1998). Of Mice and Men: Androgen Dynamics in Dominance and Reproduction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):371-371.
Devin Henry (2007). How Sexist is Aristotle's Developmantal Biology? Phronesis 52 (3):251-69.
Maneesha Deckha (2008). Disturbing Images: Peta and the Feminist Ethics of Animal Advocacy. Ethics and the Environment 13 (2):pp. 35-76.
K. Rigby (1989). Gender, Orientation to Authority and Delinquency Among Adolescents: A Cross‐Cultural Perspective. Journal of Moral Education 18 (2):112-117.
Alastair S. Gunn (2002). “The Female is Somewhat Duller”. Environmental Ethics 24 (1):109-110.
Rachel C. Sayers (2012). The Cost of Being Female: Critical Comment on Block. Journal of Business Ethics 106 (4):519-524.
Marianne Van Den Wijngaard (1994). Feminism and the Biological Construction of Female and Male Behavior. Journal of the History of Biology 27 (1):61 - 90.
Sarah S. Richardson (2010). Sexes, Species, and Genomes: Why Males and Females Are Not Like Humans and Chimpanzees. Biology and Philosophy 25 (5):823-841.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #304,116 of 1,099,911 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #304,017 of 1,099,911 )
How can I increase my downloads?