Final Philosophy Feminist Essay

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Subjective Essay on Feminist Moral Theory
Do men and women have different morals perspective? I would venture to say that if asked, 9 out 10 people will answer, “yes”, for different reasons. A large number of feminist seem to believe so as well.
All beliefs are influenced by something, as children, the influence usually comes from our parents or whoever we are raised by. In saying that, morals are introduced to us as youth. As we evolve into young adults we encounter other influences, decide what makes most sense to us as individuals, and we start to develop our own morals/ethics. Our surroundings also play a large part in our moral approach. In the book Elements of Moral Philosophy it ...view middle of the document...

In a lot of households there is a double standard between how the males are raised versus the females, which personally there should not be but its unavoidable. Females tend to receive more scrutiny about nights out, attire etc. The clear reason is that females are presumably more venerable to harsh acts (assault, rape) then males are, as a result, they are protected more. This is very understandable but there are some double standards that can create a contrast in the morals within siblings of different genders. In many cases, parents highly discourage their daughters against sexual activity. Parents will talk to their daughters about safe sex but only after they lend a seemingly threatening speech about why NOT to have sex and the definite hazards that are associated with it. NOT to say some young men do not receive the same conversation, but young men are often expected to have sex, so the part of the conversation about NOT having sex at all, is omitted and the discussion is solely about how to do it safely. Sometimes young boys are even praised for “hooking up” with a female; it’s like the gateway to manhood. This can cause the male to grow up believing sex is ok at a young age, as long as you’re protected; while females will grow up believing before a certain age, sex is absolutely before a certain age, sometimes even to the point of being scared of the...

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