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The Equality of Sexes in J.S.Mill Vis-A-Vis the Participation of Women in the Nigerian Labour and Economy

IA Kanu

Abstract


John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) profoundly influenced the shape of the nineteenth century British thought and political discourse. His substantial corpus of works includes texts in logic, epistemology, economics, social and political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, religion, and current affairs. Among his most well-known and significant pieces is „The Subjection of Women. in which he argues for the equality of the sexes. In this paper, the researcher engages in an enquiry concerning the experience of women in the Nigerian labour and economy. Taking from the data from this enquiry, an attempt is made at studying the situation vis-a-vis J. S Mill.s argument for the equality of sexes. While not suggesting any intention to trek all the allies of the experience of women in the Nigerian labour and economy, this piece adopts a new method to tackle the problem, by arguing for the equality of sexes as a credible tactic for the liberation and restoration of the dignity of women in Nigeria.



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