That rights are controversial for women is neither a new nor an obvious idea. Although some of us would be quick to attribute only to men the view that women do not need equal rights, this would be misleading. How many of us realize that the main activists against women’s rights in the past century have been women? In fact, the women’s rights movement is the only one I know that has occasioned countermovements by its intended beneficiaries— by women and at times even by feminist...
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