When equality justifies women's subjection: Luce Irigaray's critique of equality and the fathers' rights movement

Hypatia 23 (4):pp. 48-74 (2008)
The “fathers’ rights” movement represents policies that undermine women’s reproductive autonomy as furthering the cause of gender equality. Khader argues that this movement exploits two general weaknesses of equality claims identified by Luce Irigaray. She shows that Irigaray criticizes equality claims for their appeal to a genderneutral universal subject and for their acceptance of our existing symbolic repertoire. This article examines how the plaintiffs’ rhetoric in two contemporary “fathers’ rights” court cases takes advantage of these weaknesses.
Keywords reproductive rights  abortion  fathers' rights  feminism  irigaray
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DOI 10.2979/HYP.2008.23.4.48
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An Ethics of Sexual Difference.Luce Irigaray - 1993 - Cornell University Press.
Speculum of the Other Woman.Luce Irigaray - 1985 - Cornell University Press.
This Sex Which Is Not One.Luce Irigaray - 1985 - Cornell University Press.
Sex and Social Justice.Martha C. Nussbaum - 1999 - Hypatia 17 (2):171-173.
Sexes and Geneologies.Luce Irigaray - 1993 - Columbia University Press.

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