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Feminism

Hi!

I am a sophomore student in a Honors English class and we are learning about philosophy. For this section I have been selected to teach a 45min class period on feminism, feminist philosophies, and feminist philosophers.

I was wondering if there were any specific feminist philosophers that you knew of that are interesting to talk about. And was also wondering if you knew yourself or know a web site where i can find out about feminist philosophies.

Thank you for your time,

Soph.

 

Soph,

That sounds like a great project.

I think that there are many feminists who are philosophers, if not in actual name in practice. For instance, I always think of Marilyn French as a philosopher, though not sure that she uses that description and that's certainly not her formal training.

Meredith Michaels one of the authors of The Mommy Myth is a philosopher at Smith College and Ursula Le Guin, though a futurist, I believe comes out of the Philosophy department. In terms of more general points on feminism -- there are just so many to list. I suggest looking around the feminist.com and perhaps I can make more concrete suggestions from there.

Good luck,

-- Amy