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They have not noticed how disability is linked to ‘reproductive technology, the place of bodily difference, the particularities of oppression, the ethics of care, the construction of the subject’ (74). In The Rejected Body (1996) Susan Wendell argues that feminist theory needs to take disability seriously as a type of difference. She asks: What would it mean . . to value disabilities as differences? ’ It would mean seeking out and respecting the knowledge and perspectives of people with disabilities.
Feminists such as Nancy Tuana have adopted his terminology to talk about knowledge that is intentionally left out of scientific and social knowledge about women and other cultures. Ignorance and its epistemological and ethical significance have been the subject of several important feminist texts across feminist philosophy. For example, Marilyn Frye in her essay ‘On Being White’ (in Frye, 1983) argues that ignorance is frequently wilful. Luce Irigaray in This Sex Which Is Not One (1985a) argues that ignorance is actively constructed around women’s sexuality.
See Grosz, Elizabeth; Probyn, Elspeth Further reading: Brand and Korsmeyer (1995); Korsmeyer (2004) Feminist Empiricism: a type of feminist epistemology that views the methodologies and values of science as the best 42 FEMINIST PHILOSOPHIES A–Z way to eradicate masculinist and Eurocentric values from science and to promote objectivity. Sandra Harding in Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? (1991) lists some of the virtues of feminist empiricism. Among the virtues of feminist empiricism are the following: 1.
Feminist Philosophies A-Z (Philosophy A-Z) by Nancy Arden McHugh