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About Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of over one hundred articles and twenty books, including, most recently, "Hunting Girls"; "Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions"; and "Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment".
Latest Posts | By Kelly Oliver
If this is feminism…
3 months ago

If this is feminism…

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The dust-up on social media over Rebecca Tuvel’s article, “In Defense of Transracialism” published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, has given a new meaning to the public/private split …
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Consent is not a Contract
7 months ago

Consent is not a Contract

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Contracts may require consent, but is consent a form of contract? From current informed medical consent policies to affirmative sexual consent polices, consent is being treated, explicitly or implicitly, as …
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Rape on Campus: The Title IX Revolution
1 year ago

Rape on Campus: The Title IX Revolution

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Title IX legislation, associated primarily with equal opportunities for girls in high school and college athletics, has become a turning point in discussions of sexual assault.  Until recently, the greatest …
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Social Media and the Lack of Consent
1 year ago

Social Media and the Lack of Consent

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SOCIAL MEDIA SUCH AS FACEBOOK, Snapchat, and Tinder were invented as part of a culture that objectifies and denigrates girls and women. It is well known that the Facebook founder …
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Loving the Earth Enough
2 years ago

Loving the Earth Enough

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What does it mean to love the earth, this rich network of relationality that sustains earthlings, as our shared home? In Darwinian terms, love is the social instinct that drives …
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