A seminar on ethics in international relations, students can participate in choosing topics for the seminar. Two female students would like to go deeper on sexism, gender, inequality, and care work in the international (capitalist) system. They consult with the older, white lecturer to work out more specific issues. He cuts them short and explains that this is not a topic at all and that they should rather look for something “proper.” Unpaid or outsourced care work is certainly objectionable and “should be scrutinized with feminist theories, for example.” However, it is not a question of ethics and definitely has no international dimension. Thus, it is unsuited for the seminar. The students feel unsure after the talk and look for a different topic to pursue. Next term, an honorary professor from the same department offers a seminar on “Feminist Ethics in International Relations” focusing especially on (unpaid) care work and marginalized migrant care workers.