Sacrificing Women on the Altar of Equality

Sacrificing Women on the Altar of Equality S Y M P O S I U M O N T H E P L A C E O F FA M I L I E S Manuel Lopez It has been 2,500 years since Plato in his Republic revealed abstract and legalistic, and it does not disappoint. All those novthe necessary core beliefs, not only of every community, but speelists and playwrights and philosophers who so lovingly depicted cifically of democracy--of every democracy that has ever been the nuances of sexual difference and inequality, in all its drama and humor, from Sophocles and Euripides to Shakespeare and or ever will be, including our own. The caricature of democracy Tolstoy, including of course such eminent female writers as that he presents in Book VIII of that classic is most unfair in one Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Edith Wharton, have a huge sense, in that no democracy could ever reach the absurd extreme and terrible advantage over the grey and mirthless tracts put he depicts, but eminently fair in another, in isolating and magniout by those who wish to embark on "formative projects" to rid fying, and thereby revealing, the true tendencies, prejudices, and us of this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

Sacrificing Women on the Altar of Equality

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

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S Y M P O S I U M O N T H E P L A C E O F FA M I L I E S Manuel Lopez It has been 2,500 years since Plato in his Republic revealed abstract and legalistic, and it does not disappoint. All those novthe necessary core beliefs, not only of every community, but speelists and playwrights and philosophers who so lovingly depicted cifically of democracy--of every democracy that has ever been the nuances of sexual difference and inequality, in all its drama and humor, from Sophocles and Euripides to Shakespeare and or ever will be, including our own. The caricature of democracy Tolstoy, including of course such eminent female writers as that he presents in Book VIII of that classic is most unfair in one Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Edith Wharton, have a huge sense, in that no democracy could ever reach the absurd extreme and terrible advantage over the grey and mirthless tracts put he depicts, but eminently fair in another, in isolating and magniout by those who wish to embark on "formative projects" to rid fying, and thereby revealing, the true tendencies, prejudices, and us of this

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Published: Sep 20, 2008

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