chapter  1
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Feminist Ethics

It then examines different moral voices, or different ways of thinking through and deciding on ethical issues. Attention to others' particular life stories is important in ethics and stories are part of moral deliberation. Moral voices that emphasize care and responsibility differ from those emphasizing justice and rights, and feminist ethics examines the conflicting priorities between these different voices. Importantly, it strives to overcome the dualism of gendered ethical perspectives through integrating care and justice in attending to plural human needs. The chapter concludes by explaining that women's moral agency entails:

• moral capacities • self-respect • judgement and ethical practice.