`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.
Chapter 9: Feminism and Citizenship
Feminism and Citizenship
I think the time will come when men and women will wonder that they ever found it necessary to form a league to gain for women the right to choose those who make the laws she must obey; when it will be recognized everywhere that woman, man's inferior in some respects, his superior in others, is absolutely his equal in her right to govern herself; when it will be thought absurd that drunkards, fools and reprobates should make the laws they live to break, while only women, classed with children and idiots, should be silent.
It was not an ...