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Women and the State (Classic Reprint)
Annie Osborn

Texte du rabat Excerpt from Women and the State In primitive times men protected their womenfolk from outside dangers and hunted f... Lire la suite
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Excerpt from Women and the State In primitive times men protected their womenfolk from outside dangers and hunted for food, while women's duties were to care for the children and to cook the food which the men provided. There are people who think that the same holds true today, that the duties of men and of women can be divided into separate water-tight compartments, and we are continually hearing such trite phrases as Women's sphere is the home, and Women our angel, not our legislator. The people who use these phrases forget entirely that in primitive times the whole duty of men and women was summed up in this fair division of labour, but that, as civilisation advanced, and the idea of each man for himself gave way to the higher ideal of brotherhood, mutual service, and help, the State arose, creating quite a new set of duties and ideals. These new duties and ideals have been looked at almost exclusively from the point of view of men, although they afiect both sexes equally and should be under joint control. We get the word Politics from the Greeks, who devoted much time to their state, and considered how best they could make their republic into an ideal community. They clearly understood that each individual had his two fold duty - first his duty as an individual and in relation to his home, or his ethical duty secondly his duty to the state, or his political duty. Obviously, since the welfare of the State not only comprised the weal of the citizen as an individual, but questions of ofience and defence relating to the citizens collectively, government was a complex matter. In such a community the warriors would have to take a foremost place, even as men must still do in times of war. They would hold councils of war, from which women would be excluded. These councils of war gradually evolved into councils of state, and so it came to pass that the supreme governing body consisted of men and not of women. As men were thus occupied with questions of war and the state, they relegated their domestic duties almost entirely to the women. Only a few women had in uence in public affairs, and they usually obtained that in uence through their ascendancy over the affections of individual statesmen. Yet it was, and always has been, impossible to define where the duties of the State and of the home begin and end. The two cannot be separated. Property has always been a matter affecting both the State and the individual. Marriage and divorce, questions of inheritance, of the precedence of children's rights, as in the matter of the succession of the eldest son and the exclusion of daughters. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Titre: Women and the State (Classic Reprint)
Auteur: Annie Osborn
Code EAN: 9781334445057
ISBN: 1334445052
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 22
Poids: 46g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T1mm
Année: 2016

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