Response To Gilligan's Moral Development

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After looking at Kohlberg’s theory last week it was refreshing to read about Gilligan’s theory of women’s moral development. I like that Gilligan believes that women are not inferior to men in their personal or moral development, but that they are just different. The book discusses how women develop in a way that is more focused on connections with others instead of separation and tend to work from an ethic of care (p. 349). Having talked about this in class I do feel as if women place value on their connections with others while making decisions. I know that I try and think about everyone involved before I make important decisions. Sometime this leads to putting others before myself and this is something that I’m trying to become better about.
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