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Is There Such A Thing As The Female Conscience?

November 21, 2012

"Does difference mean that a male and a female live in irreconcilable moral universes and will always find it difficult to agree? Or is the female conscience, if one assumes such exists, complementary to the male's (and vice versa), and the two together make up a coherent moral whole?" The issue goes all the way back to Plato (at least), and his ideas held their power right through Aquinas, Hegel, John Stuart Mill and (from a different angle) even Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Jane Addams. Virginia Quarterly Review Fall 2012

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