Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Paperback | August 1, 1997

byLinda LeMoncheck

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Linda LeMoncheck introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, she discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women'ssexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and ethic can advance the dialogue in women's sexuality across a broad political spectrum. She argues that in order to capture the diversity and complexity of women's sexual experience, women's sexuality must be examined from two equally compellingperspectives: that of women's sexual oppression under conditions of individual and institutional male dominance; and that of women's sexual liberation, both in terms of each woman's pursuit of sexual agency and self-definition, and in terms of women's sexual liberation as a class. Loose Women, Lecherous Men sheds crucial new light on such much-debated topics as promiscuity, adultery, sexual deviance, prostitution, pornography, sexual harassment, and sexual violence against women. Her book supports a dialogue that encourages both women and men to take up a feministperspective in exploring the meaning and value of sexuality in their lives.

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Linda LeMoncheck introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, she discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women'ssexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and...

Linda Lemoncheck received her Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA in 1981. She has taught philosophy at Occidental College, UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, and USC. Her books and articles in feminist philosophy and applied ethics include Sexual Harassment: A Debate (with Mane Hajdin), Dehumanizing Women: Treating Persons as S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195105568

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"A splendid contribution to several important philosophical debates. The book is challenging, instructive, and invariably stimulating."--Raymond Angelo Belliotti, SUNY Fredonia