Punch,  59 (1870), 260.

Women's Natural Rights





Gender, Morality, Human Development, Animal Behaviour

    Discusses a debate on married women's property at the Victoria Discussion Society. Agrees with the argument of one participant, Mr Hoskyns, that 'husbands should treat their wives as equal human beings', but points out that chivalrous behaviour by men reinforces the differences between husbands and wives. Punch considers such etiquette 'right' and that 'Persons of the ruder sex' who often remark that 'Woman [...] is the inferior animal' can be challenged with the argument that 'Yes [...] but she is the superior human being'.

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