Border disputes across bodies: Exploitation in trafficking for prostitution and egg sale for stem cell research
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ijfab 2 (1):5--24 (2009)
In recent decades, debates about exploitation have tended to be subsumed by debates about choice and autonomy. This phenomenon has affected international feminism adversely, creating polarized debates over such issues as prostitution. Equally grave is the more recent tendency, even among some feminists, to assume that a woman's free choice to accept payment for egg ``donation'' in somatic cell nuclear transfer stem cell research absolves researchers of any charge of exploitation or abuse of research subjects. This paper suggests that much of this dissension among feminists is due to conflicting understandings of the crucial but neglected concept of exploitation. Analyzing two possible senses of exploitation -- a disparity between value ``in'' and value ``out'' versus an affront to dignity -- this paper argues that both are underpinned by what Carole Pateman identifies as gender subordination. In conclusion it is suggested that transnational feminism return to a more traditionally feminist stance, which explicitly focuses on opposing the subordination and exploitation of women.
|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
Shelley Tremain (2010). Biopower, Styles of Reasoning, and What's Still Missing From the Stem Cell Debates. Hypatia 25 (3):577 - 609.
Katherine Carroll & Catherine Waldby (2012). Informed Consent and Fresh Egg Donation for Stem Cell Research. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (1):29-39.
Heidi Mertes & Guido Pennings (2011). The Force of Dissimilar Analogies in Bioethics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (2):117-128.
Zubin Master & G. K. D. Crozier (2012). The Ethics of Moral Compromise for Stem Cell Research Policy. Health Care Analysis 20 (1):50-65.
Hille Haker (2015). Catholic Feminist Ethics Reconsidered. Journal of Religious Ethics 43 (2):218-243.
Similar books and articles
Jeremy Snyder (2010). Multiple Forms of Exploitation in International Research: The Need for Multiple Standards of Fairness. American Journal of Bioethics 10 (6):40-41.
Christien van den Anker (2006). Trafficking and Women's Rights: Beyond the Sex Industry to 'Other Industries'. Journal of Global Ethics 2 (2):163 – 182.
Nikolaus Knoepffler (2004). Stem Cell Research: An Ethical Evaluation of Policy Options. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 14 (1):55-74.
Liliana Acero (2009). Response: The Commodification of Women's Bodies in Trafficking for Prostitution and Egg Donation. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2 (1):25 - 32.
Shelley Tremain (2006). Stemming the Tide of Normalisation: An Expanded Feminist Analysis of the Ethics and Social Impact of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 3 (1-2):33-42.
Françoise Baylis (2009). For Love or Money? The Saga of Korean Women Who Provided Eggs for Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 30 (5):385-396.
Angela Ballantyne & Sheryl De Lacey (2008). Wanted—Egg Donors for Research: A Research Ethics Approach to Donor Recruitment and Compensation. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 1 (2):145 - 164.
Brooke Ellison & Jaymie Meliker (2011). Assessing the Risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome in Egg Donation: Implications for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. American Journal of Bioethics 11 (9):22-30.
Françoise Baylis & Carolyn McLeod (2007). The Stem Cell Debate Continues: The Buying and Selling of Eggs for Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (12):726-731.
Donna Dickenson & Itziar Alkorta Idiakez (2008). Ova Donation for Stem Cell Research: An International Perspective. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 1 (2):125 - 144.
Added to index2010-01-01
Total downloads45 ( #89,231 of 1,790,387 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #431,681 of 1,790,387 )
How can I increase my downloads?