Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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06/11/2020
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Remember the Ladies: Harriet Taylor Mill

In perhaps her most known work, Enfranchisement of Women, she wrote, “We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion…what is and what is not their ‘proper sphere.’ The proper sphere for all human beings is the largest and highest which they are able to attain.” Continue reading

09/01/2016
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Remember the Ladies: Simone de Beauvoir

De Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics and social issues. She is known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women’s oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism; and for her novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins. She is also known for her open relationship with French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Continue reading

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