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The Subjection of Women

John Stuart Mill

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English society in the 1860's was on the brink of enormous change, and some of the biggest changes coming to birth in that time was the tremendous change in the status of women--changes affecting politics, economics, law, government, business, education, psychology, religion and sexuality, and the list goes on. The changes John Stuart Mill foresaw, in 1861 as he wrote The Subjection of Women, were just beginning to surface in his own time, and yet have not yet run their full course in ours. Indeed, changes happening today and yet to come in the relationship between women and men remain some of the most important developments of our own time. Mill was a militant visionary, far in advance of the thinking of most people of his time, both men and women. Yet, as we listen to his words, one cannot help noticing that in many, many ways, he remains a quintessential Victorian gentleman with many of the habits of thought characteristic of such men remaining in full flower. We may well smile at his unconsciously patronizing attitudes towards women's cultural achievements and his concepts of the lives of women not of his own high social class seem drawn more from Victorian melodrama than Victorian reality. His blind spots are strikingly obvious; for example, when defending women's abilities to carry out long-term projects, it clearly never occurred to him to point out that raising a child is a twenty-year endeavor. In other words, Mill was a human being, and even the extraordinary vision articulated in this book was that of a fallible man. That being said, his book remains strikingly relevant to our own times. Anyone with any sensitivity to social justice cannot help but be struck by the fact that were Mill to come to life today, he would see that many of his most trenchant criticisms still apply, and many of his best visions remain to be realized. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

4h 47m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:54


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:58