Title

Equalizing privacy and specifying equality

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Abstract

In this brief chapter I simply wish to argue that truly democratic feminist theory must embrace women’s differences and their similarities to others and among themselves. This requires a theoretical and political appreciation for both our privacy rights and the equality of needs (Eisenstein 1994, chap. 4, 6). In other words, we must individualize and particularize our notion of equality while socializing and democratizing our notion of privacy. Although this formulation oversimplifies my intent, it also clarifies my concern to democratize privacy via equality discourses.

Publication Name

Revisioning the Political: Feminist Reconstructions of Traditional Concepts in Western Political Theory

First Page

181

Last Page

192

DOI

10.4324/9780429497612

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