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Women in Contemporary Society Women in Contemporary Society

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York University
Political Science
POLS 1000
Martin Breaugh

Women in Contemporary SocietyQuestion of women gender politicsOne of the characteristics of modern society is that the movement of equality is irresistible and it doesnt seem like it could stop it was irresistible it couldnt stopSymbolic relationships refer to qualitative equality or social equality and I think it is possible to argue that the symbolic relationships between men and women have never been egalitarian like it is todaySome real problems remain So we can say or argue that the estimate of human likeness can help bridge the gap between men and women and to understand the long journey I want to first present what Manent calls the traditional sexual order by traditional sexual order what we mean is the dominant understanding of the role of women prior to the development of modernityTraditional sexual order was passed on political logic of command and obedience It is not equality that rules it is rank and duty that rulesTheres a command obedience logic thats put into place and societies hieratical and one must respect rank and duty in this context ppl are inestrictably bound by relations of command and obedienceEx The surf had to obey the lord the feudal lord the lord had to obey the king and the kind was bound but he will of godThere is a logic of command and obedience that foes from the bottom umin short there is a logic of coIn the traditional sexual order of things the father has always been the head of the household as such he governs the family and he is ultimately responsible for all the major decisions that has to be made one such decision was about the marriage of childrenFiguring out who his children would marryThis was an imp responsibility it was essential because in the traditional sexual order of things marriage was just more than the union of 2 ppla marriage represented the association of 2 familiesReminds us that marriage with reasons of the heart is a recent phenomenonLove has only recently become the main reason why ppl actually get together and get marriedThe traditional organization of marriage and facility was hard for women because they had little say under the rule of the father sometimes women had no say under the rule of the husbandsPg 143 girls passed at a young ageFor the rule of the father for them to be put into question it will take in emergence the idea of consent and consent will take in the idea of emergence and actually take in mind the logic and the order of the fatherIdea will emerge and contribute about the rule of the father and this idea is that we are the best judges of our own interestSpeak of the effects of autonomy of the human experienceOne of the effects of autonomy and the idea of autonomy is rearticulated in the enlightment project is that women will now beable to gradually emerge from the domination of men and fathers and husbands
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