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Woman as a Victim of Liberty Revealing the applications of JS Mills notorious essays On Liberty Utilitarianism and The Subjection of Women exposes ideological merits crucial to the understanding of the efficacy or inadequacy of social morality and capability neither of which are mutually exclusive In reducing the philosophy to a manageable intensity and modern applicability an illustration can be drawn in consideration to the employment procedure How for instance would Mill address the hiring process if a male employer were to select the employment of a female applicant over a male applicant with the same credentials based on the understanding that though the female worker may need more personal days in order to care for her family she will be less likely to demand pay increases or bonuses In addressing this topic while affirming observations through reference to the text it will be crucial to note whether Mills concepts have survived modernization and if they are in fact contemporarily relevant Exploring the scenario will require a strict analysis of Mills essays starting with On Liberty and finishing with The Subjection of Women On Liberty concerns itself with the implications and responsibilities of peoples opinions and behaviour which as Mill argues should not be influenced through legal coercion or social pressure In other words liberty parallels the ability to progress and avoid social stagnation In spite of this it is difficult to ignore the binary role of the contemporary woman In the example of the female employee she is typically bound to a social cognitive that is of the conviction she should be predominantly committed to her role as a nurturer while allowing her position as a provider to languish It is through this paradigm that women have suffered a lack of unified opportunity As Mill would contend the people with power exercise it over those without power In doing so a majority may try to consciously oppress a minority Located in the
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