Carol Gilligan on the Gender Debate Nobody is Talking About

Question: Why can’t we discuss certain gender issues?

Carol Gilligan: Maybe because it goes so much more deeply in to our psyche and it raises issues that are so emotional and it’s about how we all feel about her mothers and what are sexual experiences are with women or man. What our needs to our I mean if you think about gender, it affect how you feel about our bodies and our desires, it affects our sense of our identity, it affects how our prospects in the world, because if you are not seeing this one of the guys, you have troubled and if you are not one of the in girls, if you are out of that group you are kind of unfolding of the edges of the era, so these are hugely emotional issues, and I think we haven’t found a way to talk about them. I think in a Different Voice started that conversation and then there was lot of - we have had enough of this conversation, we don’t really want to talk about it and it is about everybody’s most personal life’s. So, may be that is the next conversation.

Carol Gilligan sees our sense of privacy keeping us from a productive debate on gender.

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