The feminization of liberty, domesticated virtue, and the reconstitution of power and authority in early American political discourse
Quarterly Journal of Speech
In 1980, Michael McGee suggested that power is “feminized” to produce liberty. This study rearranges the terms of McGee's equation in order to describe and analyze the shifting terrain of early American political discourse. The essay seeks to reconstruct the metaphorical and discursive processes that led from the feminization of liberty to a political culture organized by the practices of “virtuous power.”
Jasinski, James. "The Feminization of Liberty, Domesticated Virtue, and the Reconstitution of Power and Authority in Early American Political Discourse." Quarterly Journal of Speech. 79.2 (1993): 146-164. Print.