Socrates entire argument is threatened with three of objections, which are detailed in Book 5:
(i) The status of women and children, 449a–466d;
(ii) Proper behavior in warfare, 466d–471c;
(iii) How to bring the Feverish Society into existence,
Professor King concentrates on the (i) and (iii).
1 objection: The status of women and children
Women are to have exactly the same training as men if women are to occupy the same social
roles as men (451d–453a).
Plato takes the radical view that women and men are equal in respect to the guardian clan
Women have the same nature as men do, thus a woman should do what she is best at; principle
The difference is that men are stronger and larger and women carry children and are weaker
The Abolition of Marriage
There should be no marriage
The purposes of procreation should be based on eu