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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maternalism refers to an attitude or a policy reminiscent of the non-hierarchic pattern of a family based on matriarchy. In this form of system, women use society in order to protect children from unnecessary harm. This system is the opposite of paternalism; which refers to a policy that resembles the hierarchic pattern of a family based on patriarchy. Opponents of paternalism (and proponents of maternalism), such as John Stuart Mill, claim that liberty supersedes safety in terms of actions that only affect oneself. John Locke argues in his Two Treatises of Government essay that political power and paternal power are inherently different, and thus the former should not mirror the latter.
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136698137
  • 9786136698137