Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (4):329-338 (1985)

Mike Martin
University College London
Culver and Gert define ‘malady’ in their book Philosophy in Medicine. It is shown that this definition is sexist in its implication in that it either indirectly contributes to women's oppression or indirectly supports a policy that discriminates against women. This is because, on Culver and Gert's definition of ‘malady’, menopause, menstruation, and pregnancy become maladies. It is also argued that malady claims are normative in a way not recognized by Culver and Gert. Keywords: malady and/or disease, menopause, sexism, definition, menstruation, pregnancy CiteULike Connotea What's this?
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