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Feminist Bioethics: Embodiment, Alienation and Identity

In her article, Dickenson discusses the meaning and impact of the feminist critique regarding women’s sexuality in the context of modern reproductive technologies, especially stem cell research, IVF and the selling of human eggs on the market. The author shows how feminist thought influenced the field of practical bioethics and how feminists approached the interesting and often complex challenges that stem from the fundamental concepts of bioethics. Feminist scholars in the field of bioethics have used praxis to inform theory and theory to inform praxis in a dialectic manner. Three principal foci of this theoretical re-examination of canonical concepts have developed: 1) property in the body, including its alienation, and exploitation; 2) autonomy and freedom of choice; and 3) embodiment.


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Issue No. 267 - The First Sex: Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities / The Attraction of Genders
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2017 , volume volume 45 , issue issue 267
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