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Fostering Fair and Egalitarian Families

Fostering Fair and Egalitarian Families Jyl J. Josephson It will be a good day for women's freedom when liberal responsibility. The first section is primarily theoretical, and feminist scholars such as Linda McClain no longer need to outlines the principles that should guide family policy and law. explain to readers of The Good Society why, if they believe in She then turns to analysis of specific policies; under the headsuch liberal principles as equality and individual responsibility, ing of equality she includes a chapter each on welfare policy they must be committed to the equality of women and men. and marriage promotion and on same-sex marriage, and a third Indeed, one would think that if anything, the opposite case chapter on the question of whether to move "beyond marriage." would be necessary, and that those who support the continuation The final section of the book contains two chapters on "responsiof hierarchies based on gender, or at least believe it is unnecbility," on abortion, and on abstinence-only sex education. essary to worry about them, would be called on the carpet to In the opening section, McClain argues that government justify their reasons for doing so. This, alas, is not the world in policy toward http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

Fostering Fair and Egalitarian Families

The Good Society , Volume 17 (1) – Sep 20, 2008

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Jyl J. Josephson It will be a good day for women's freedom when liberal responsibility. The first section is primarily theoretical, and feminist scholars such as Linda McClain no longer need to outlines the principles that should guide family policy and law. explain to readers of The Good Society why, if they believe in She then turns to analysis of specific policies; under the headsuch liberal principles as equality and individual responsibility, ing of equality she includes a chapter each on welfare policy they must be committed to the equality of women and men. and marriage promotion and on same-sex marriage, and a third Indeed, one would think that if anything, the opposite case chapter on the question of whether to move "beyond marriage." would be necessary, and that those who support the continuation The final section of the book contains two chapters on "responsiof hierarchies based on gender, or at least believe it is unnecbility," on abortion, and on abstinence-only sex education. essary to worry about them, would be called on the carpet to In the opening section, McClain argues that government justify their reasons for doing so. This, alas, is not the world in policy toward

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The Good SocietyPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 20, 2008

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