Woman's share in social culture by Anna Garlin SpencerWoman's share in social culture by Anna Garlin Spencer

Woman's share in social culture

byAnna Garlin Spencer

Paperback | January 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PASS The enslavement of women by men the puzzle of sociologists. It The extreme antithesis of "woman-rule" and "man-rule" with crisis-struggle of change misleading; the disciplines of sexrelationship varied; male creature obtained some specialized power before he became human; women always weighted by motherhood's demands too heavily for personal advantage; sexual selection one of many agencies by which rational and moral faculty developed; evidence that not one great revolution, but many slowly evolving changes gave men control of women. 13, 14 Couvade of ancient custom has intellectual counterpart in The Furies of ^Eschylus. IS In change from maternal to paternal relationship, woman not wholly bereft of privilege and power. 16 Brutal treatment of woman by man not unmitigated; man's claim to individual ownership protecting from indiscriminate outrage and her obvious economic value and natural weapons of defence and self-protecting charms ameliorating evil conditions of slavery itself; thus making woman's third contribution to social culture. 17 Value of woman's early service to the common weal just approaching recognition. 18 The "fabric of the world," the labor of common life, now estimated more justly as result of new sciences; woman, therefore, as chief laborer of primitive life emerging from oblivion caused by exclusive homage of great individuals. 18, 19 Primitive woman gave the "curtain raiser" to the epic of history; she set in place the four corner stones of the house of life--The treasury of pre-human motherhood; the initiation of the race into labor; the softening of the rigors of slavery; the cultivation of cooperative impulses. 19, 20 II THE ANCIENT AND THE MODERN LADY Judith, wife of Alfred of England, a typical great lady. 21, 22 Lady at ...
Title:Woman's share in social cultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217655130

ISBN - 13:9780217655132