Archive for the ‘women’ Category

Ethics of Abortion

Here’s a review, by Don Marquis, of Christopher Kaczor’s book, The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

The link to the review is here: The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

(It’s worth noting that Marquis himself is an eminent scholar of this topic — I’ve taught his work in my own bioethics class.)

Marquis’s bottom line:

Even though I believe that the positive arguments for Kaczor’s core syllogism do not survive analysis, I also believe that this book is worth careful study by anyone interested in the ethics of abortion. I think that it is the best book-length critique of the many defenses of abortion choice. Its analyses of defenses of abortion choice that have appeared in the last decade make it especially valuable and interesting.

You can buy the book on Amazon, by clicking here: The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice
(As always, no endorsement is implied.)

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Why Women Should Rule the World

Here’s a review, by Kerry Clare, of Dee Dee Myers’s 2009 book, Why Women Should Rule the World

The link to the review is here: Book Review: Why Woman Should Rule the World, by Dee Dee Myers

Clare’s bottom line:

Myers is not overtly prescriptive– the general nature of her arguments ensures her book’s relevance is wide. Surely different institutions must find their own way towards solution, by Myers’s book is undeniable impetus for them to do so. I would like to think a man would read this, and find it as fascinating as I did– and not get defensive. That women could cease slinging internecine arrows for a little while, and understand that ganging up on each other is part of a game we don’t have to keep playing. The world can be better.

You can buy the book on Amazon, by clicking here: Why Women Should Rule the World
(As always, no endorsement is implied.)