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Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Volume 11, April 2018

Dallas Jokic
Pages 47-55
DOI: 10.5840/stance2018114

Critique And Intersubjectivity

In light of the allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment made against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in recent months, this paper will examine how men might take on responsibility for themselves and a culture that enables these patterns of abuse. It will draw primarily on the work of Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray, and Emmanuel Levinas to develop a model of responsibility that has three primary stages: taking ownership of past actions, critiquing gendered power relations, and learning how to foster relationships that are “intersubjective.”