Philosophy Talk: Louise Richardson-Self (Tasmania)

Event time: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Phelps 207 See map
344 College Street
Event description: 
MAP is delighted to announce that Louise Richardson-Self (University of Tasmania) will be giving a paper on Friday, February 10th, 4-6 p.m., in Phelps 207: 
Title: Who Can Be A Victim Of Hate Speech?
Abstract: This paper explores a lacuna in the philosophical literature: aside from the scholarship on pornography, women are not treated as paradigm targets of hate speech. What counts as hate speech toward women and why is it important that women are analyzed as paradigm targets of hate speech beyond the scope of pornography? This paper argues that misogynistic speech counts as hate speech against women, and holds that analysis of this speech permits greater epistemic access to the nuanced ways in which hate speech functions – i.e. via its intradivisional and interdivisional forms. This article focuses on intradivisional forms of misogynistic hate speech, suggesting they are the predominant forms. However, it acknowledges that further analysis of interdivisional misogynistic speech, and the intra- and interdivisional forms of other targeted hate speech, is required.
The format is not pre-read. Snacks and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!