David Hume's Role Of Feminism And Women In The Era Of Equality
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«We want to end gender inequality, and to do this, we need everyone involved.» Miss Watson’s speech shows that even though many of us believe that current generation lives in truly emancipated era, this is not true. Even though we live in the era of gender and racial ‘equality’ the issue of sex inequality is still ‘on’ and still not resolved. Emma Watson’s speech has inspired many women as well as men. It also has inspired me to shift my focus from the influence of David Hume’s text on the E.H. Carr, to the role of feminism and women during the period of Enlightenment. This essay claims that even though advocates of ‘loose’ women, David Hume in this case, were active throughout the Enlightenment, the Enlightenment failed to be era of feminism
Firstly, let me address the question of the location of the Enlightenment and the oppressed women in this work. At the beginning, this essay was going to focus on British Enlightenment and the emergence of British feminism during the Enlightenment. However, after the thorough research I had to agree with Barbara Taylor who claims that,
Britain and, to a lesser extent, France took the leading this nascent feminist advocacy; but it is misleading to study these countries in isolation from their neighbors. The world of Enlightened intellectuals, both male and female, was a cosmopolitan one, in which national boundaries were readily crossed (Taylor, 263, 1999).
Condorcet, a native of France and women’s right activist, was familiar with the