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Western University
Political Science
Political Science 1020E
Charles Jones

Politics 1020 November 20, 2012 Feminism - Eliminating the subordination of women o End men’s systematic domination of women - History of sexual inequality, injustice and domination - Aristophanes’ Lysistrata (411 BC) o Asserting women’s power o Peloponnesian war o Women did not have political power  Only way they could assert their power was with a sex strike Mary Wollstonecraft 1759 – 1797 - Became Mary Shelley - Wrote Frankenstein Wollstonecraft’s Feminism: 1 - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) - Enlightenment commitment to reason and equality - Women and men are equals in possessing the capacity to reason Wollstonecraft’s Feminism: 2 - Women are oppressed by social institutions including Education - Differences between men and women are artificial not natural - Changing institutions will end inequality o Marriage, education Liberal Feminism - Overcome overt discrimination o Law says no women are allowed in schools - Change laws and institutions - Goal: equalize opportunities for women and men Women Get The Vote - 1893: New Zealand - 1902: Australia - 1906: Finland - 1917: Canada - 1918: UK - 1920: USA Pr
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