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  • Deferential to minority religions, seeking to not offend (especially with Muslims) or show discrimination (other religions).

    Mission Researchers Respond to the Muslim Demographic Video

  • Deferential to Chinese bosses and foreign boards, he is a shark with subordinates.

    Tom Doctoroff: Tang Jun's Drama: A Chinese Business Tragedy

  • Deferential - there's a word that gives you confidence right off the bat. lol

    Charlie Gibson On Palin's Decision To Run: "Didn't That Take Some Hubris?"

  • Were feminists to draw the same conclusion about women who internalize their own oppression such as the Deferential Wife described above (Section 1), they would run into the worry about denying women moral agency.

    Feminist Moral Psychology

  • Consider again the case of the Deferential Wife described above: her deformed desire is that she wants to be servile to her husband and children.

    Feminist Moral Psychology

  • A debate surfaced in the philosophical literature about how to explain the wrongness of the Deferential Wife's servility, and each explanation revealed that servility was problematic for moral agency.

    Feminist Moral Psychology

  • Stark points out that characters like the Deferential Wife have deeply socially

    Feminist Moral Psychology

  • It places the blame for failing to be motivated by a reason squarely on the victim of such circumstances and her rational capacities, when it may be the case that the Deferential Wife reasons correctly, understands what it means to have intrinsic worth, sees that if a person had intrinsic worth she would respect herself, but gets the facts wrong about her own worth due to her experiences.

    Feminist Moral Psychology

  • Marilyn Friedman attributes the problem to the Deferential Wife's uncritically deferring to her husband's preferences by failing to assess them in accord with her own principles, merely satisfying his wishes and whims taken as given, and becoming an accomplice to his goal-seeking behavior.

    Feminist Moral Psychology

  • A legitimate explanation for the Deferential Wife's confusion about her worth is her socialization in a patriarchal society which sends her many messages of inferiority.

    Feminist Moral Psychology

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