Elizabeth Spelman

  • Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination by Barbara Taylor
    Cambridge, 331 pp, £45.00, March 2003, ISBN 0 521 66144 7

It’s a rare champion of justice who is not rather partial to the injustices that grease the gears of his or her everyday life. Feminists know this all too well: 19th-century white women opposed to being ‘treated like slaves’ remained unmoved by the enslavement of black women (and men); some women who insist on fair salaries at the office try to pay as little as they can to the people who look after their children and clean their houses.

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