The Feminist Theory
By Kimberly DeVaney
After learning about all the major theories of philosophy, I think that I like the Feminist theory the best.
The only real "working" explanation of the feminist theory I found is the one where Feminist Ethics is said to be an attempt to revise, reformulate, or rethink those views of traditional western ethics that have depreciated or devalued women's moral experiences. In this way the feminist theory recognizes the fact that some female and caring ethical issues have feminist features, and that most of the theorists who are developing female and/or caring approaches to ethics view themselves as feminists. It's difficult to see what makes an approach to ethics "feminist" as opposed to simply "female" and/or "caring." One can see where the Feminist theory is a unique theory.
We didn't spend much time studying about it in class. The course book didn't even emphasize the Feminist theory, unlike most of the other except ones.
I think that the Feminist theory strongly answers societies current belief that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. In my opinion, I see it as the other way around though. Society's belief in the Feminist theory has lead to the acceptance of the fact that men and women are created, beyond the obvious physical differences, differently mentally.
It is a known fact that professors of Ethics believe that the Feminist theory isn't a complete theory. They can't see how psychological differences could account for a difference in the way that men and women address situations or let alone how they process input and ideas when thinking. Others though, find a great debate in whether this is, or even whether it should be considered, as a workable, functioning theory. They believe that the Feminist theory can't...