J.S. Mill and Equality between the Sexes
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This paper provides a response to John Stuart Mill's demand that women achieve perfect equality with men, a liberal goal of perfect equality working to correct much that Mill saw as harmful to women. The paper discusses how beyond law and culture that constrained women in 19th century Britain, Mill spotted a second-class women's culture in which many women did not recognise the forces that limited them. The paper discusses his belief that men should join in the work of women's emancipation towards full equality. The paper reflects on how Mill would consider the 21st century women's movement in North America, the need for affirmative action, or the ongoing problem of female destitution.
From the Paper:"John Stuart Mill wanted women to have perfect equality with men as he saw would remove much of the suffering he knew women underwent. He referred to 19th century legal and cultural norms that still helped to limit women's activities, as in the husband's right to limit a woman's actions or..."
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