Social-Scientific Sexism: Gilligan's Mismeasure of Man

Social Research: An International Quarterly 50 (1983)
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Abstract

I argue that Carol Gilligan's claims about female moral development reproduce and encourage the oppression of women. A comparison of her descriptions of abortion-decision study cases with those of Mary F. Belenky (whose dissertation recorded more data from the same interviews than did Gilligan's book), show troubling discrepancies. Gilligan's book is more literature than science, retelling women's stories in compelling--but misleading--ways.

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Debra Nails
Michigan State University

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