Charles Fourier and the Nature of Women
… as a general proposition: Social progress and changes of [social] Period occur by virtue of the progress of women toward liberty, and the decline in the social Order occurs by virtue of the decrease in women’s liberty….
In short, the extension of the privileges of women is the general principle of all social progress.2
KeywordsSexual Difference Social Progress Social Harmony Minor Order Minor Passion
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