“in the most general sense, care is a species activity that includes everything we do to maintain, continue, and repair our world so that we may live in it as well as possible. That world includes our bodies, our selves, and our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web.”

Berenice Fisher and Joan C. Tronto, “Toward a Feminist Theory
of Caring,” in Circles of Care, ed. Emily K. Abel and Margaret
Nelson (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1990), 40; Joan C. Tronto, Moral
Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (New York:
Routledge, 1993), 103.