12 - November 12, 2007 MC 201 Lecture The Critique of...

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November 12, 2007 MC 201 Lecture The Critique of Mill’s Liberal Feminism Overview o Historical Contexts Mill’s Contemporaries The Ideology of Femininity Revisiting Mill’s Ideals of the Person Mill’s project: Extending Liberal Democracy to women o Second Wave Feminism: “We’ve Come a Long Way Baby?” The persistence of femininity The unfinished agenda: Liberal Feminism The “personal is political” – Feminism and the family The Limitations of The Subjection of Women Advertising: Feminism as a Commodity The Differences o Because women have historical subjected to men, there is no way to determine the difference between the sexes. o Mill on the questions of difference: (194) o Rousseau: Women’s function is to serve men ( Emile ) o Mill’s “ideal person” revisited – not just a reason machine and not gendered. o Men and women inherit different spheres of dominance Locke on the governance of the family o
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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12 - November 12, 2007 MC 201 Lecture The Critique of...

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