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Only x%: the problem of sex equality

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When Mill published The Subjection of Women in 1869 he wanted to replace the domination of one sex by the other laws based on ‘a principle of perfect equality’. It is widely complained, however, that even advanced countries have still failed to achieve equality between the sexes. Power and wealth and influence are still overwhelmingly in the hands of men. But equalities of these kinds are not the ones required by the principle of equality that Mill had in mind; and, furthermore, a principle t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
44-67
Publication date:
2014-06-05
ISSN:
2051-655X
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uuid:0aaf4f98-067d-4197-a2b1-5c95db5acf55
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ora:8804

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