Gender Equality Analytical Essay by writingsensation

Gender Equality
An analysis of John Stuart Mill's "The Subjection of Women" and gender equality.
# 68190 | 1,117 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Aug 08, 2006 in Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper provides an analysis of Mill's discussion of the origins, development and propositions against the prevalence of subjugation of women in the society. The analysis conducted posits that Mill proposed that women oppression prevailed because of the preservation of the status quo, wherein women were considered the weaker sex, thus influencing people's beliefs about the capabilities and functions of women in the society.

From the Paper:

"In developing his thesis, Mill had laid down first the state of women subjugation as he observed it in his society (19th century English society): "The subjection of women to men being a universal custom, any departure from it quite naturally appears unnatural. But how entirely, even in this case, the feeling is dependent on custom, appears by ample experience..." He then went on to prove that contrary to the popular belief that the status quo, wherein women were subjugated by men, was also tolerated by women, Mill argued that there had been numerous literature that express women's protest against the prejudice and discrimination that they received in society. However, society had been reluctant to give attention to these protests, mainly because women subjugation had become part of society's norms that to deviate from this was unthinkable, and would only cause instability on the social order."

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