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Women’s Studies Speaker to Discuss
‘A Plea for Sex’

By Ralph Derickson

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Christine Overall

The topic of the lecture is from a paper by Overall that reviews the importance of recognizing that a primitive concept of sex is still a constituent of social oppression, and that as a consequence, feminists should be concerned about the recent apparent cultural hegemony in ordinary discourse of the term “gender.”

 

March 4, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Christine Overall, a philosophy professor at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and an associate dean of the university’s College of Arts and Science, will discuss the topic “A Plea for Sex” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the University of Kentucky William T. Young Library Gallery.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the UK College of Arts and Sciences Women Studies Program, Department of Philosophy and Committee on Social Theory.

The topic of the lecture is from a paper by Overall that reviews the importance of recognizing that a primitive concept of sex is still a constituent of social oppression, and that as a consequence, feminists should be concerned about the recent apparent cultural hegemony in ordinary discourse of the term “gender.”

Overall teaches and performs research in the areas of feminist theory, applied ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of education.

In 1996 she was the winner of a provincial award for teaching excellence presented by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. She is the author of a weekly feminist column, “In Other Words,” published in the Kingston Whig-Standard. Her publications include Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis (1987), A Feminist I: Reflections From Academia (1998), and Thinking Like a Woman: Personal Life and Political Ideas (2001).


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