Foundations Of Feminism; A Critique

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byAvrom Barnett

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II Psychological And Physiological Foundations; Sex Differences As A Basis For Sex Spheres "There is no more fruitless argument than that which seeks to prove the inferiority of woman in comparison with man, unless it be the endeavor to prove their sameness." Ellen Key.1 "T T 7 E claim all labor for our province," cries V V Olive Schreiner.2 "Give us labor and the training which fits for labor! We demand this not for ourselves but for the race." And one wonders whether, in this cry for economic independence--whose justice let us assume none will deny--the intellectuals in the Feminist Movement, sitting cozily in their warm well-appointed studies, are thinking in terms of the middle-class professional women, teachers, social workers, art students, whom they have been addressing in the soft shaded light of the Woman's Club auditorium, or whether they are thinking of their more unfortunate sisters, that vast army of jaded girls and spent women pouring out of the shops at night, whose days are passed in the heavy hot air of steam laundries, or behind "rush" counters humanely equipped with stools upon which there is no time to sit, or as operators, with backs and bodies crouching over the motor-driven machine, eyes fastened on the blur of the flashing needle and the stream of disappearing cloth, and whose nights are spent in relaxation at the movies, or in a cheap dance hall, or in entertaining the "young man" in the front parlor with the phonograph in the hope that through him will come freedom. For the worker, man or woman, labor has no glamor--that is why we have Socialists and Wives. With the ditch-digger it is the monotony of the shovel and pickax, with the university professor it is the monotony of old formula; and blockheads. The working woman w...

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II Psychological And Physiological Foundations; Sex Differences As A Basis For Sex Spheres "There is no more fruitless...

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

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ISBN - 10:0217834779

ISBN - 13:9780217834773

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