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Does Women's Liberation Imply Children's Liberation?

Laura M. Purdy
Hypatia
Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer, 1988), pp. 49-62
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3809951
Page Count: 14
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Does Women's Liberation Imply Children's Liberation?
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Abstract

Shulamith Firestone argues that for women to embrace equal rights without recognizing them for children is unjust. Protection of children is merely repressive control: they are infantilized by our treatment of them. I maintain that many children no longer get much protection, but neither are they being provided with an environment conducive to learning prudence or morality. Recognizing equal rights for children is likely to worsen this situation, not make it better.

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