Thursday, April 26, 2012

For Monday, please read the essay on honor, since we didn't get to it Wednesday. 

It was sent out by attachment  and posted here:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=1hkE7B9pCAitH_mixI1od4BE6ShIJrUkAAKGxjGcK3YixbPD8Mla2Vo9bkXyT

 

Are men oppressed?
Kenneth Latterbaugh

Introduction
Common Ground
·       Groups are oppressed, not individuals (or, individuals are oppressed for their group membership)
·       Oppression is systematic: response is revolution; it is worse then discrimination, which can be dealt with by reform.
Some theories of oppression: what are they? What are the author’s arguments that think they are false?
            Psychological theories
                        To be oppressed is …
                        There is oppression if and only if …
            Inequality theories
                        To be oppressed is …
                        There is oppression if and only if …
            Limitation theories
                        To be oppressed is …
                        There is oppression if and only if …
These theories, he argues, are false: how to develop a better theory? (294)
Dehumanization theory:
                        To be oppressed is …
                        There is oppression if and only if …
Are men – men as men -- oppressed, i.e., _____________?
1.     The socialization argument – what is it? Is it any good?
2.     The cost argument – what is it? Is it any good?
3.     The expendability argument -                            
Conclusion

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