‘You decide who you are’, Juan tells the young Chiron in one scene. But I wonder, what will appear if I look closer? The film Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016) won three Oscars – including the one for Best Film, a first for a film with a cast consisting entirely of people of color. On top of that fact, the film also deals with overt Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) themes, a controversial subject in conservative and predominantly white Hollywood. Moonlight tells the story of a young, homosexual Afro-American man who grows up in a poor neighbourhood of Miami, USA. Moreover it shows the complexity of finding one’s position in a masculine environment while having to hide your nature from the light of day. Continue reading Moonlight – Who decides who you are?
Professor Parvati Raghuram (Geography and Migration at the Open University, UK) has written a paper about the Ethics of Care called “Dis-locating care ethics: race, place and geography”. Continue reading Call for comments! Care Ethics and Geography
Kari Greenswag (Los Angeles, USA) has finished her PhD at the department of Philosophy of the University of Sydney (Australia) in 2016. Her doctoral thesis is called “Globalizing the Ethics of Care: Policy, Transformation, and Judgment”. The burning issues she examines in her thesis are the increasing inequality in the world, the continued marginalization of women, and more broadly the growing crisis of care. Greenswag argues that the ethics of care should be considered an important lens through which to view complex international moral and political contexts. Continue reading Interview Kari Greenswag
Professor Tetsu Harayama, Tokyo University, on care ethics in Japan.
Like many people across the U.S., Canada, and around the world, I awoke on November 9, 2016, with a deep sense of sorrow, anger and disbelief. As a Canadian, Trump was not my President Elect; yet somehow his election hit close to home. That morning, I struggled to turn my attention to my main task for the day: Continue reading ‘New feminism’ in the Age of Trump
Prof. Joan Tronto, well-known for her contribution to care ethics, reviewed a book on vulnerability. The book titled ‘Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy’ was edited by Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers, and Susan Dodds. Continue reading Vulnerability: Book review by Joan Tronto