We Are Not Born Submissive  


We Are Not Born Submissive
Princeton University Press | March 30, 2021 | 248 pages
ISBN: 9780691201825

"In the same magazines where women are urged to be free and to have careers of their own, one can also spot advice about the best ways to be an obliging wife and a perfect mother. Literature, film, TV, and the news depict and glorify a specific, sometimes voluntary, sort of female submissiveness that can be a source of pleasure or satisfaction for even the most independent feminist. But this female submissiveness has scarcely warranted attention in philosophy or feminist thought.