Professor Cynthia Freeland
Unit II Outline: Feminist Ethics
[All readings in Women and Values, ed. Pearsall]
Carol Gilligan, "In a Different Voice: Women's Conceptions of Self and of Morality," pp. 342-368
*Reflection Paper Due. Write a brief essay comparing Cannon's recommended use of literature to the use Gilligan makes of literary examples (both personal narratives and examples from western literature) in her article.
*Reflection Paper Due. Write a paper on mothering. Why arefeminists interested in it? What do your experiences, or those of your mother/sister/lover/friend, suggest in reaction to Donchin's ideas? (Use pseudonyms if you wish.)
OPTION: Write about Jeffner Allen's article, "Motherhood: The Annihilation of Women." Discuss its strong points orweaknesses.