Carol Gilligan is a educational psychologist and moral theorist who has had a great impact on the field of moral psychology. In particular, she has challenged the male-centric idea that abstraction and principle are better frameworks for moral thinking than more relationship-based moral reasoning.
Here Gilligan explains briefly her research:
In my most recent post at Times and Seasons, I address my feelings about women and the priesthood. My own more relationship-based moral reasoning leads me to be uncomfortable with both the status quo…as well as many of the arguments for female ordination advanced by the voices of Ordain Women.