Women and caring: What can feminists learn about morality from caring? [1989]

Joan C. Tronto

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Abstract

Embedded in our notions of caring we can see some of the deepest dimensions of traditional gender differentiation in our society. The script runs something like this: Men care about money, career, ideas, and advancement; men show they care by the work they do, the values they hold, and the provisions they make for their families (see Ehrenreich 1983). Women care for their families, neighbors, and friends; women care for their families by doing the direct work of caring. Furthermore, the script continues, men care about more important things, whereas women care about less important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJustice and Care
Subtitle of host publicationEssential Readings in Feminist Ethics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages101-115
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429968013
ISBN (Print)9780813321622
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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    Tronto, J. C. (2018). Women and caring: What can feminists learn about morality from caring? [1989]. In Justice and Care: Essential Readings in Feminist Ethics (pp. 101-115). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429499463