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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Justice and Care|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essential Readings in Feminist Ethics|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|