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Changing Gender Roles --- 05/02/19 Daypass ---Three Hypotheses for Explaining the So-called Oppression of Men
Associate Professor Peter Higgins Peter Higgins is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and interim department head of Women’s and Gender Studies at Eastern Michigan University. His research and teaching are in the area of political philosophy, which he approaches from a feminist perspective. Most of his published work, including his book, Immigration Justice (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), concerns the justice of policies by which states admit and reject prospective immigrants. He also writes on fundamental concepts in feminist theory. Speaker’s Synopsis: Are men oppressed as men? The evidence given in support of affirmative responses to this question usually consists in examples of harms or limitations masculinity imposes on men: men must be breadwinners for their families, men can be drafted for war, etc. In this presentation, Peter Higgins will explicate three hypotheses that account for the harms and limitations masculinity imposes on men in a way that is superior to the hypothesis that men are oppressed.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 05/02/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED