Feminist ethics

Feminist ethics is the branch of philosophy devoted to the study and understanding of various issues that affect the relationships of people who identify as women to themselves, their bodies, others, institutions (social, political, economic, legal; global) or the environment. These issues affect both the questioning and fragmentation of the subject “woman”, gender identity and its fluidity, and the inequalities of power between women differently situated (according to their sexual orientation, ability, religious affiliation, nationality, racialization). Feminist ethics is also centrally concerned with understanding possible strategies of resistance, conceptualizations of lived injustices, and alliances with other emancipation movements (ecology, animal ethics, antiracism, decoloniality). Feminist ethics proposes methodologies (e.g., situated epistemology, intersectionality, non-ideal theory), concepts (e.g., relational autonomy, relational equality, epistemic ignorance), and original theories (e.g., contract theory of domination, theorizations of epistemic injustices).