The Sexual Contract

@article{Lehmann1988TheSC,
  title={The Sexual Contract},
  author={Jennifer Lehmann and Carole Pateman},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
  year={1988},
  volume={52},
  pages={563}
}
In this remarkably original work of political philosophy, one of today's foremost feminist theorist challenges the way contemporary society functions by questioning the standard interpretation of an idea that is deeply embedded in American and British political thought: that our rights and freedoms derive from the social contract explicated by Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau and interpreted in the United States by the Founding Fathers. The author shows how we are told only half the story of the… 

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