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Helga Kuhse

Helga Kuhse

Helga Kuhse is an Australian philosopher specialising in bioethics. She is a co-founder, with Peter Singer, of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, where she was director until 1999.

Helga Kuhse reviews 'Angels of Power and other Reproductive Creations' edited by Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein

August 1991, no. 133 01 August 1991
In The Dialectic of Sex, published in 1970, the feminist Shulamith Firestone argued that the inequality between the sexes results from the different reproductive functions performed by women and men. In having to go through pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding, women are dependent on men for support. The natural reproductive functions performed by females are not only enslaving women, they ar ... (read more)