Personhood

  • (noun): Being a person.
    Example: "Finding her own personhood as a campus activist"

Some articles on personhood:

Sanctity Of Life Act - Summary - Findings
... The Sanctity of Life Act would have defined human life and legal personhood (specifically, natural personhood) as beginning at conception, "without regard to race, sex, age, health ... § 8 to provide that legal personhood includes all Homo sapiens who are "born alive" ...
Women And Animal Advocacy - History - Personhood, Women, and Animals
... Adams argues that personhood was until recently regarded as the preserve of the white European man, with everyone else deemed "other" – other races, other species, the other sex ...
Bancroft Davis - Role in Corporate Personhood Controversy
... case, Davis is a key figure in the corporate personhood debate ... a conflict of interest in the corporate personhood interpretation of the ruling ...
Steven M. Wise - Animal Personhood
... rights is that some animals, particularly primates, meet the criteria of legal personhood, and should therefore be awarded certain rights and protections ... His criteria for personhood are that the animal must be able to desire things, to act in an intentional manner to acquire those things, and must have a sense of self i.e ... Wise argues that these animals should have legal personhood bestowed upon them to protect them from "serious infringements upon their bodily integrity and ...
Beginning Of Human Personhood
... The beginning of human personhood is the period in an individual's life when he or she is recognized, or begins to be recognized, as a person ... The question of when and how personhood begins is often the nexus of controversy on issues such as abortion, stem cell research, reproductive rights, and fetal rights ...

Famous quotes containing the word personhood:

    Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women’s opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits can also be found in mothering.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)