I have used the specific possibility of making legal arguments against the slavelike
submission of wives and daughters notwithstanding the claims of the framers of the Thirteenth Amendment that their intent was to leave in place the law of domestic relations other than master and slave to show what creative opportunities not inconsistent with originalism there might be for feminist legal arguments.
The feminine is explicitly and repeatedly associated in Plato with the lower order of nature as opposed to reason, associated with formless, undisciplined matter or primeval chaos (Timaeus 50): with disorder and ungoverned emotion (Republic 605 D-E), with idle gossip and opinion (doxa) (Republic 395), with moral evil (Timaeus 91), incompetence (Republic 455D), animal nature and distance from logos (Timaeus 76), with lower, slavelike
nature unsuited to the public sphere (Republic 455D), and with the baser self and bodily appetite (Timaeus 70).
The migrant caregiver's almost slavelike
working conditions illustrate the excesses of such a dynamic.
Without naming Wollstonecraft, he protests her project of demanding equal social treatment between the sexes, which he portends will destroy femininity: "to talk men emphatically and loquaciously out of their notion that women must be maintained, taken care of, protected and indulged like a more delicate, strangely wild, and often pleasant domestic animal; the awkward and indignant search for everything slavelike
and serflike that has characterized woman's position in the order of society so far and still does (as if slavery were a counterargument and not instead a condition of every higher culture, every enhancement of culture)--what is the meaning of all this if not a crumbling of feminine instincts, a defeminization?
196) In this opinion, the Supreme Court limited situations of intentional coercion of a victim's labor (197) to situations in which: (1) a defendant uses or threatens to use legal or physical means, (2) intentional coercion "into a slavelike
Trade unionist Atma Shanto denounces such behaviour, blaming "cheap labour and slavelike
working conditions" for being the cause of burglary that can end in assaults against tourists even in hotel compounds.
Nineteenth-century painters, such as Ingres, Delacroix, and Gerome, have depicted the figure of the odalisque under the gaze of the voyeur, which, as Mernissi confirms, contributes to Western men's fantasy of the harem and its slavelike
He supposes that all these laborers--many of whom work under slavelike
conditions--might, in their masters' absence, seize power.
On the other are those who constitute the Naxalite movement: the poor, the hungry, the dispossessed, the workers, the peasants and the tribals who earn less than a dollar a day and live often in slavelike
conditions in inter-generational debt systems.
The attempt at self-nourishment and even enjoyment through the past's offerings, depicted as repeated over time, functions not to entrap the black subject decisively in a slavelike
identity, but, rather, to enable a meditation on that subject's desirous quest for a tenable past and future alike.
a) "Dozens of workers were found in slavelike
conditions on a senator's ranch, the Labor Ministry said, as Congress debated a bill to coniscate the land of such employers".
Curry contends, "at this moment in the poem, the box metaphorically becomes a vessel carrying slavelike
creatures from Africa" (160).