At the Heart of Freedom: Feminism, Sex and Equality
Publisher: Princeton University Press | ISBN: 0691028974 | edition 1998 | PDF | 240 pages | 1,18 mb
How can women create a meaningful and joyous life for themselves? Is it enough to be equal with men? In this book, Drucilla Cornell argues that women should transcend the quest for equality and focus on what she shows is a far more radical project: achieving freedom. Cornell takes us on an exploration of what it would mean for women politically, legally, and culturally, if we took this ideal of freedom seriously. She takes stands on such subjects as abortion, prostitution, pornography, same-sex marriage, international human rights, and the rights and obligations of fathers. She also engages with what it means to be free on a theoretical level, drawing on the ideas of such thinkers as Kant, Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, Hegel and Lacan.