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To be an equal is to be an enemy, so society has invented subordination

To be an equal is to be an enemy, so society has invented subordination To be an equal is to be an enemy, so society has invented subordination
The Subjection of Women
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To be an equal is to be an enemy. Society, from its highest place to its lowest, is one long chain, or rather ladder, where every individual is either above or below his nearest neighbour, and wherever he does not command he must obey. Existing moralities, accordingly, are mainly fitted to a relation of command and obedience. Yet command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state.

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