By Mary Wollstonecraft
One of many earliest contributions to feminist philosophy, Wollstonecraft’s strong treatise at the price of ladies in society tackles some of the patriarchal attitudes familiar within the eighteenth century. as well as championing the idea that girls get pleasure from the entire similar primary rights as males, Wollstonecraft argues that males reap the benefits of treating their other halves as partners instead of commodities. Touching upon many subject matters in women’s schooling, A Vindications of the Rights of lady is still a daring and robust learn.
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36 Elizabeth F. S. Department of Justice. 1998. Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington. Women’s Resource Center. 2003a. Mission. com. ——— . 2003b. Services. com. S. Census Discourse around Cohabitation and Single-Motherhood KIRSTEN ISGRO Your piece on single parenthood is a sad commentary on American culture and the newly cavalier attitude toward traditional family values. It takes only common sense to know that children need and want both mommies and daddies.
The logical response to fear is to seek protection and in the case of domestic violence, advocates suggested that protection should come from the police, the criminal justice system, and/or the law. However, there were times when these protective measures foreclosed the possibility of recognizing and supporting what women could do and were doing to help themselves. Fortunately, as the antiviolence movement matured intellectually and practically, advocates became increasingly uncomfortable with this framework.
However, there are complications with this position. In discussing Brownmiller’s and other feminist analyses that frame violence in this way, Nadya Burton explains: “The rhetoric of these works serves the dual purpose of deindividualizing rape and placing it firmly in the social and political arena, and of rendering fear an essential part of femaleness. The male rapist is also deindividualized. . Thus fear operates in these texts as a unifier of women” (Burton 1998, 185). She continues, “The construction of fear as hegemonic, while serving to validate the often private, individual feelings of women, simultaneously serves to establish fear as normative and universal” (Burton 1998, 185).