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Feminist Bio-Phenomenology and Biotechnology

Further Reflections from the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology Conference By Katy Fulfer Public attention to assisted death in medical contexts seems to be exploding. In June the Quebec legislature tabled a care-at-the-end-of-life bill that includes provisions for physician-assisted death. In the state of Washington, there was a 17% rise in the number of individuals [...]

2013-07-22T10:49:16-04:00July 14th, 2013|Biomedical Ethics, Phenomenology, Science and Society|

What is Feminist Phenomenology?

Reflections from the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology Conference By Emma Ryman and Katy Fulfer Phenomenology is often characterized as getting back to the things themselves, of describing the structures of lived experience by pushing past the assumptions we tend to bring to experience. But what specifically is feminist phenomenology? In an interview with Alia [...]

2016-09-23T22:08:59-04:00June 4th, 2013|Phenomenology|

Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology

Leading scholars in feminist phenomenology are coming to Western University to participate in the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology conference, organized by Helen Fielding (Philosophy/Women's Studies) and sponsored in part by the Rotman Institute. The conference opened today, May 23, and will continue until May 25. Prior to the conference start, graduate students in philosophy, [...]

2013-06-16T09:14:11-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy of Physics|

Eating Well and Eating Ethically

My carrots come from Baden, my beets from Alymer, my flour from Arva, and my quinoa from, well, the grocery store. An article on quinoa from this morning's Globe and Mail (published yesterday online) reminds health food nuts like me that, like meat-eaters, my favorite foods come at a high cost. For lovers of quinoa, the [...]

2013-04-24T16:09:23-04:00January 17th, 2013|Food Ethics|

Reframing Manning on Beginning of Life

By Katy Fulfer In Friday's Globe and Mail, Preston Manning (CEO of a conservative think-tank in Canada) lamented the Canadian Parliament's decision to not re-open the definition of legal personhood. Many Canadians viewed the attempt to discuss legal personhood (which currently is granted upon birth) as an attack on abortion rights. (Find Manning's commentary at the [...]

2014-03-18T16:35:41-04:00October 9th, 2012|Biomedical Ethics, Science and Society|

Eating Animals: Reflections from the International FAB Congress

By Katy Fulfer I’ve recently attended the International Congress of the Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in late June. One argument that Mary Rawlinson presented in her talk, “The Future of Food: Bioethics, Justice, and the Imperative to Consume,” has stayed with me in the following weeks. In her talk, Rawlinson [...]

2013-03-16T16:32:19-04:00July 23rd, 2012|Philosophy of Ethics|

Who is Gestating my Baby? – Katherine Fulfer

In a recent Slate magazine article, Douglas Pet highlights several worries with the international surrogacy industry, particularly in respect to the poor women who contract out their gestational labor. Pet focuses on India, and rightfully so--one report predicts that by the end of 2012, the medical travel industry in India (also a hotspot for organ transplants) [...]

2013-10-11T13:57:44-04:00February 8th, 2012|Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy of Biology|