Feminist Theory

Feminist Theory - 1 Theory Debates & Background Info...

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1 January 14, 2008 Filmer, social contract theorist, Freud, pateman; Rousseau and Wollstonecraft What is the social contract? Ppl live in chaos then come together and institute rights that  benefit the greater good of society as a result ppl now have individ rights and obligations to  their state o Rousseau, Locke, Hobbes Life B4 Social Contract Life After Social Contract Chaos Orderly life Protection of rights Individual rights Rights Obligation States provide given rights Bill of Rights, speech, press, assembly,  religion **Own property **Vote Happiness/life/safety Fair Trial Individ. Obligated to uphold Follow law, taxes **Jury Duty **Voting **Military Service Note: items w/ ** have affected women in  history o Americans we are much more aware of rights we are supposed to have and  obligations Liberal democracy  moderate and seemingly conservative, understanding of a very  minimal state, need state only for political rights and invid. Liberties o State doesn’t trample on ppls rights o If women bcum apart of liberal democracy, can they have the same rights Theory Timeline What governs the social order? 1600s – 1700s  Patricarchial Theory (Filmer) vs. Social Contract Theorists (Locke, Rouss, Hobbes) Filmer 1588-1653, Englishman
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2 rule by fathers— patriarchy  literal definition king should maintain power—considered a royalist o home was sacked for his defense of the king the govt is considered a family—state= family o king as father to the family (citizens)
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