For those of you who have been following this blog for some time, will already be familiar with A Pair of Brown Eyes –an ongoing Victorian fiction I’m keeping here–, and if you’re not, I invite you to take a look at it, here at the Index. It was precisely this story that got me most particularly interested in The Subjection of Women, in the hopes that reading a male voice of those times would shed some light on one fact that has been nagging me ever since I started: whether I had envisioned my main male character (Andrew) too modern in his perception of women.
But now I see I had nothing to fear in that respect, as there were some free-thinkers and female-cause supporters among the male of that age. In fact, I need to say this before I even begin with the review: I have fallen in love with John Stuart Mill! It’s really comforting to know there are feminist men out there, and he has just proved to be one of the most inspired (and inspiring) I have ever read.
Don’t miss out this amazing essay, and feel free to take a look at my full review over at Moonlight and Sims: Blogger.