After reading both “Feminist Standpoint Theory” in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Wikipedia’s statement on “Neutral Point of View (NPOV)” consider the following questions: Is it possible to keep your standpoint AND remain neutral? Can you “begin with the lives of the marginalized” and be neutral? Why or why not? Is neutrality problematic for WGS?… Read More Is a Neutral Standpoint Possible?
To anyone who studies rhetoric, the power of silence and silencing is not a new subject. Cheryl Glen has published extensively on the subject, and her book Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence provides a comprehensive approach. Nevertheless, I’ve been thinking about silence as power a lot lately. This comes from a few events, most notably the… Read More Silence and Power