Some will object, that a comparison cannot fairly be made between the government of the male sex and the forms of unjust power which I have adduced in illustration of it, since these are arbitrary, and the effect of mere usurpation, while it on the contrary is natural. But was there ever any domination which did not appear natural to those who possessed it?

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
The Subjection of Women, ch. 1 (1869)
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2 Responses to The Subjection of Women, ch. 1 (1869)

  1. David Newman says:

    This is from Mill’s book “The Subjection of Women”.
    See for full text.

  2. *** Dave says:

    Coolness! Thanks.

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