Oppression and Victimization; Choice and Responsibility

Hypatia 5 (3):15 - 46 (1990)
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This essay discusses a cluster of problems for feminist theory and practice which concern responsibility and choice under conditions of oppression. I characterize four major perspectives from which situations of oppression or victimization can be seen and questions about choice and responsibility answered: The Perspective of the Oppressor; The Perspective of the Victim; The Perspective of the Responsible Actor; and The Perspective of the Observer/Philosopher. I compare their strengths and weaknesses and discuss their compatibility.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1990.tb00604.x
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