Mill is making me worried

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superpippo
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Mill is making me worried

Postby superpippo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:28 am

I was reading John Stuart Mill for a political philosophy paper and came across this quote in On The Subjection of Women, "To discover general principles, belongs to the speculative faculty: to discern and discriminate the particular cases in which they are and are not applicable, constitutes particular talent: and for this, women have a peculiar aptitude."

After reading this as a male 0L, I couldn't help but be worried about this "peculiar aptitude" in regard to law school. Kind of a reverse sexism flame, but is there any truth to this?

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:36 am

Yeah, the top 20% at every law school is like 75% women. You should probably just not go to law school at all.

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby superpippo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:37 am

I mentioned it was a bit of a joke, maybe should have put in the social forum but thought it could spark maybe some broader discussion on whether sexes have natural talents in one regard or another as applies to law school.

Side note, Mill was all about the social equality so it's not like I'm quoting from the founding fathers or any other sexists like that.

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby 20130312 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:40 am

No.

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby suralin » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:45 am

InGoodFaith wrote:No.

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby Bronck » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:12 am

Is this for real?

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:20 am

Consider my TLS addiction officially CURED.

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby bfigsan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:21 am

iteachtenthgrade wrote:Consider my TLS addiction officially CURED.

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superpippo
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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby superpippo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:23 am

Was trying to make a joke, clearly in poor taste or in the wrong section or just unfunny [check box one, two, or three]

If a mod or admin wants to take the post down that'd be appreciated :oops:

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby dr123 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:24 am

WTF is this shit?

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:24 am

AAAAND now I love you.

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:25 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

God. Damn. That joke is hilarious!

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby bfigsan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:25 am

I really like that blushing emoticon. That's tight.

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Re: Mill is making me worried

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:33 pm

Tom Joad wrote::mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

God. Damn. That joke is hilarious!


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