Thursday 2.00 - 4.00
This second five week course is on The Subjection of Women. That short book was published in 1869 by John Stuart Mill but, Mill said, his late wife Harriet Mill (née Taylor) deserves much of the credit for it. The book argues that (in Mill’s words) laws that subordinate women to men are ‘inherently wrong’ and ‘one of the chief hindrances to human improvement’ and that we ought instead to have ‘perfect equality’ between the sexes. For text book details please see above. The reading for the first week is The Subjection of Women, chapter 1.