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Student’s Last Name 1Student’s NameProfessor’s NamePolitical Science19thSeptember 2020 Seminar Paper: The Sexual ContractIntroductionThe social contract theory is a historical fiction that describes civil society's development and a new system of political rights through a novel contract. It justifies the irrevocable power the state enjoys and the lawfulness of the current civil government by viewing society as though it originated from a contract. Contract theory bases relationships upon contracts freely created bymembers of society (Pateman 1).The description of the origins of the contract looks like a story about freedom and has two interpretations. The first interpretation posits that humans in nature trade the uncertainties of living in a natural state for a civil society where rights are protected by the state mechanisms in equal measure for all. Civil society provides universal freedom where all adults are endowed with the same standing before law and may exercise their liberty by entering into contractual relations (Pateman 2).A different interpretation of the social contract theory considers made-up tales, where independence “is gained by boys who dismiss their innate subjugation to their patriarchs and replace the parental rule with civil government.” This version asserts the creation of civil society after paternal authority through a contract. The patriarchy collapses, leaving the new civil order to take its place and a semblance of opposition between the two systems
Student’s Last Name 2These accounts focus mainly on freedom and, in doing so, fail to recognize essential issues that are at stake during the formation of the original contract that implies men's dominion and their right to physical access to women’s bodies. The sexual agreement is an account of subjection, while the social contract is a story of liberation. The initial arrangement includes boththe liberty of men and the subjugation of women.In this paper, I will examine the sexual contract and establish men's patriarchal rights through the modern social contract theory lens.The Sexual ContractThe social contract claims to provide universal civil freedom, but this is not the case. Civil liberty is a male characteristic, and it depends on the patriarchal right (Pateman 2). In the account of the story where the sons overthrow their fathers, they not only overturn the paternal

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