Autonomy, Gender, Politics by Marilyn Friedman

Autonomy, Gender, Politics

byMarilyn Friedman

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Women have historically been prevented from living autonomously by systematic injustice, subordination, and oppression. The lingering effects of these practices have prompted many feminists to view autonomy with suspicion. Here, Marilyn Friedman defends the ideal of feminist autonomy. In hereyes, behavior is autonomous if it accords with the wants, cares, values, or commitments that the actor has reaffirmed and is able to sustain in the face of opposition. By her account, autonomy is socially grounded yet also individualizing and sometimes socially disruptive, qualities that can beultimately advantageous for women. Friedman applies the concept of autonomy to domains of special interest to women. She defends the importance of autonomy in romantic love, considers how social institutions should respond to women who choose to remain in abusive relationships, and argues thatliberal societies should tolerate minority cultural practices that violate women's rights so long as the women in question have chosen autonomously to live according to those practices.

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Marilyn Friedman is at Washington University, St. Louis.
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Title:Autonomy, Gender, PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 1.3 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Powerful... Autonomy, Gender, Politics makes a major contribution to the philosophical literature on autonomy and gender. Whether or not one is ultimately persuaded by her content-neutral account of autonomy, Friedman's discussion of the philosophical and social policy issues raised by arelational approach to autonomy is illuminating, challenging and insightful."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews