[Goodman, Putnam, Spender]
[Searle - against anti realism]
the doctrine that the objects of our senses do not exist independently of our perceptions, beliefs, concepts, and language
pro - we construct reality. we make what we find.
con - feminists say if men see us as lesser, then that would mean we are. therefore we cannot fault them for treating us that way. if women do not believe they are being oppressed and exploited, then they are not.