The 's Theory Of Moral Development

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When reading, most people say the book “comes alive” to them. However, they attribute this positive quality to fictional works where authors take them into imaginary worlds. What about nonfiction material that merely demonstrates the reality individuals experience? Unlike other subjects that solely state the facts, Women’s Studies writers seek to captivate their audience with the relevance of their material. They understand that action is a product of relatable knowledge. The first step to creating feminist achievement is to connect objective facts with one’s subjective reality. In her 2013 TED talk describing gender expectations in Nigeria, published author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie stated, “I often make the mistake of thinking that something that is obvious to me is just as obvious to everyone else” (5:24). Throughout the text, Andersen (2015) reflects the Women’s Studies idea of making oppression a common experience. For example, she discussed how gender socialization negatively affects both the attitudes and roles of men and women. She points to Carol Gilligan’s theory of moral development as an instance that provides an understanding of both males and females. Gilligan found that men are more rational when making decisions while women are more emotional (Andersen, 2015). Knowledge of a theory such as Gilligan’s shows how people can collectively undergo oppression if they do not follow what the theory prescribes. Another key point in the text is the vital relationship
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