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DCP-LETT-13650

From C. A. Kennard  28 January 1882

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Summary

Argues that women are as regular "bread-winners" as men, though generally unrecognised as such, and that they possess the same qualities as men but lack the educational opportunities. Before women can be judged intellectually inferior to men they must share the same environment and opportunities. With "enlightened intellect, united with her wholesome moral nature" woman could help with the "propagation of the best and the survival of the fittest in the human species".

Summary

Argues that women are as regular "bread-winners" as men, though generally unrecognised as such, and that they possess the same qualities as men but lack the educational opportunities. Before women can be judged intellectually inferior to men they must share the same environment and opportunities. With "enlightened intellect, united with her wholesome moral nature" woman could help with the "propagation of the best and the survival of the fittest in the human species".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13650
From
Kennard, C. A.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Brookline, Mass.
Source of text
DAR 185: 31
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13650,” accessed on 28 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13650

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