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Author: Subrata Mukherjee,Sushila Ramaswamy
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Publisher: South Asia Books; Facsimile edition (May 1, 1996)
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John Stuart Mill: The Subjection of Women by Subrata Mukherjee,Sushila Ramaswamy



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Document 20: John Stuart Mill, excerpts from The Subjection of Women (New York: D. Appleton C. 1869), pp. 48-52, 71-82, 177. Reprinted by Edward Alexander, e. The Subjection of Women (New Brunswick: . Transaction Publishers, 2001), pp. 26-8, 41-43, and 92. John Stuart Mill Source: Famous People: Selected People from the Collections of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

The Subjection of Women. The phrase ‘the subjection of women’ occurs quite often in this version, because it helps to keep things clear; in Mill’s original it hardly occurs except in the title. The chapter-titles are added in this version. So are the section-breaks and -titles; these are offered not as formal structure but only as rough guides to where new topics are launched. As a background to this work, you should know: In 1830 at the age of 24 Mill formed an extremely close moral and intellectual friendship with Mrs Harriet Taylor; this continued, with no sexual impropriety, until her husband. CHAPTER 1. The object of this Essay is to explain as clearly as I am able grounds of an opinion which I have held from the very earliest period when I had formed any opinions at all on social political matters, and which, instead of being weakened or modified, has been constantly growing stronger by the progress reflection and the experience of life. If ever any system of privilege and enforced subjection had its yoke tightly riveted on the those who are kept down by it, this has. I have not yet shown that it is a wrong system: but everyone who is capable of thinking on the subject must see that even if it is, it was certain to outlast all other forms of unjust authority.

The subjection of women, Mill argues, is possibly the last hangover from an outdated society of brute force. The direction of progress. Mill argues that history is moving from a society of brute force to a society of justice. When more than one work by Mill is bound together in a book, or when Mill's work is included in a book by another author, the books are in pairs. See, for example, Mill, . 1869/Dent1929 The Subjection of Women. Dent/Everyman 1929 (Introduction by . 1869/Dent1985 The Subjection of Women.

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Yozshubei
Men and women will forever constitute mystery to one another. Though there are ways in which men are superior (such as in physical prowess), there are ways in which women are superior (such as in hearing and fine finger dexterity). Any such differences do not constitute one superior and the other inferior. Men and women are complementary to one another, that is to say that together they are complete and separated they are incomplete. Rest assured that in the eyes of God men and women are equally the "sons" of God. For long ages women have been treated as chattels, as mere property. Though many modern civilized nations have come a long way to giving men and women equal freedoms and rights, far too many cultures are still abusive to women.

This book is a good read and a good beginning study of the topic. The arguments are well thought out and well presented. I highly recommend this book to any thoughtful reader; you may enhance your insight, add to your wisdom, and sharpen your vision of a better and brighter future -- both individually and socially.
Teonyo
A powerful articulation of why we should all want equality for all people. Still highly relevant. Some of it may seem somewhat dated but only because we live in western society. I am mainly referring to his arguments that women should be allowed to own their own property and have legal equality and such. This is still a relevant point for women in many countries though. He refutes many objections to the equal treatment of women many of which I still hear or read today. Like that women aren't suited to many occupations either because of their physical or mental natures. I won't restate those arguments here but they are beautifully, passionately laid out and it is well worth the read. I have only read On Liberty and it is good but this was deeply moving and it is hard to imagine that he has written anything better than this.
Ausstan
Not necessarily a MUST, but Mill is one of those philosophers on the standard to read list and his beginning argument about feeling versus reason is applicable even in today's civil rights struggles. For those looking for a intro to Mill, it's a good start.
GoodLike
Written more a century ago by one of England's great thinkers and writers. But it is no surprise that such a great man would produce such a work, after all, his father was one of the founders of the University of London, the first university to enroll women. It was a university that founded a women's medical school more than 150 years ago.
CrazyDemon
Daring to predict the future, a couple of weeks before the American presidential election, there is a very high probability that the “piggish” opinions and treatment of women by one man will be the dispositive factor in electing America’s first female president.

John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher and independent thinker who was born in 1806 and died in Avignon, France in 1873. I recently read and reviewed On Liberty (Dover Thrift Editions), liked it, and decided this topical work would be next. Mill was the first Member of Parliament to call for women’s suffrage. Eight decades before Simone de Beauvoir published her classic work The Second Sex on woman’s subordinate position in society, Mill published this one. Mill had a long-term collaborative relationship with Harriet Taylor, whom he would eventually marry after her husband died. Mill seems to have “practiced what he preached” and felt their marriage and work was one of equality. He credits her for both inspiration as well as actual writing of this work. Specifically, he says: “Who can tell how many of the most original thoughts put forth by male writers, belong to a woman by suggestion, to themselves only by verifying and working out? If I may judge by my own case, a very large proportion indeed.” (Of course, he did not actually credit her as the co-author!)

The work commences like a legal brief, and much of his tone and argument are in the best traditions of tight rationale discourse. In the first paragraph he says: “… the legal subordination of one sex to the other – is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; and that it ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other.” Mill observes the duality of the claims, for example, in America, that “all men are created equal” but maintained the institution and practice of slavery. So too with the ancient Greeks, who considered themselves “free,” but utilized slaves. As Mill states, with women, “from the very earliest twilight of human society, every woman…was found in a state of bondage to some man.” In all these cases, much intellectual effort was expended justifying these arrangements as the “natural order of things.”

A room of one’s own? Mill recognized the need for a woman to have independence and a bit of her own space, and finances independent of a man were essential when he said: “The power of earning is essential to the dignity of a woman, if she has not independent property.” Only in the last 20-30 years have women become accepted in traditional “male dominated fields”, from telephone lineman to CEO. In this work Mill proclaimed that “No occupation should be off-limits” and that women can beat men in many fields of endeavor and he questions if there are any innate mental differences at all, without those imposed by acculturalization. And he concedes they are often more incisive in their observations, particularly social: “With equality of experience and of general faculties, a woman usually sees much more than a man of what is immediately before her.”

Mill was enthralled with Madame de Stael, the “greatest enemy of Napoleon: “… there is not in all modern literature a more eloquent vehicle of thought than the style of Madame de Stael.” As a result of Mill’s recommendation, I finally read my first work of hers Geneviève de Brabant (French Edition).

A wise, ethical, and thoughtful man, far ahead of his times. 5-stars.

[Note: Posted on November 18 - like a lot of people, I made a bad prediction.]
PanshyR
I was 55 when I finally read this. It is one of those must-read books. I have underlined so much of it now, and will keep it on my favorites shelf. How someone who lived so long ago could have written something so applicable even today is astounding to me. I hope John Stuart Mill went to heaven for writing this!
Keath
Highly recommended if you like this author. Really enjoyed learning his view on this subject, different from what I already read from him.
Book was great quality, wasn't my favorite read but was definitely a New Woman text!.