Feminism in Germany and Scandinavia

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byKatharine Anthony

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II SCHOOLS AND THE WOMAN I "Arma virumque cano"--"I sing of arms and the man." Thus Vergil began his chronicle of a far-away, force-ruled world. And despite the passage of centuries and the supposed advance of civilization, the modern war correspondent is still harping away on the same old theme. We must let him be; it is his department. But fortunately for the hopes of civilization, there are other departments of modern life which are essentially unfriendly to the vaunt of force. The cult of "arms and the man" must reckon with a newer cult, that of "schools and the woman." Schools, which exalt brains above brawn, and women, who exalt life-giving above life-taking, are the natural allies of the present era. Knowledge is to men the slow up-hill corrective of their hereditary faith in arms, but knowledge is to women the welcome confirmation of their hereditary faith in peace. And since progress without peace is impossible, it would seem self-evident progress to give knowledge to women and let the world swing on. But the giving of knowledge to women has proceeded by such slow and reluctant installments that the process can scarcely be called "giving" in any real sense of the term. The masculine half of civilization has guarded with the same degree of jealousy its triple possessions: property, franchise, and education. The knowledge-hungry woman has been compelled to overcome the most stubborn resistance at every step. Her present footing in the schools of the world has cost her many an arduous and bitter struggle. In Scandinavia and America, her efforts have been rewarded with their greatest sue cesses. Women enjoy their maximum educational opportunity in these countries. But the right to learn has been long regarded in Germany as a masculine prerogati...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II SCHOOLS AND THE WOMAN I "Arma virumque cano"--"I sing of arms and the man." Thus Vergil began his chronicle of a far-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217830781

ISBN - 13:9780217830782

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