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Dear All

 

I have had a wonderful time as administrator of the WHN Blog and shall post an edited version of my report to the WHN Conference. In the meantime, I have a couple of posts to add to the blog, and, as long as I have access shall endeavour to do this.

Robin Joyce

 

PS The USB on which I collected a paper and my report has disappeared. I’ll endeavour to find it and add some material, if this is possible. In the meantime, the new administrator will be posting from October and I look forward to …

WOMEN AND WRITING: THE WIFE BY MEG WOLITZER

Part 2

Women and writing

Robin Joyce

 

The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

Review with no spoilers, originally published on Good Reads.

Robin Joyce

The Wife is an excellent novel with which to assess one’s own moral compass. As a feminist, I appreciate the way in which the stark differences between the acceptance of male writers’ behaviour and successes and the few accolades associated with women’s writing are drawn. Some of the development and description of the characters, women and men, is quite cruel – deservedly so. In particular, male writers are shown as inflated egos with a penchant for …

WOMEN IN INDUSTRY

 

Jennifer Heskey

Looking For Inspiration? Here Are Three Top British Women In Industry

Women’s rights in the UK have come on leaps and bounds over the years. As the BBC reports, just a century or two ago women’s work was almost always low-paid and menial, with many women unable to rise above the level of domestic servant when it came to their professional life. Things have moved on substantially since then: legal provisions like the Equality Act 2010 mean that discrimination is now mostly outlawed, for example, while the 20th century saw some women enjoy a meteoric rise

BRITISH WOMEN FIGHT FOR THE VOTE IN ‘STAND WE AT LAST’ AND ‘THINGS A BRIGHT GIRL CAN DO’

Abstract of paper to be given at the Annual WHN Conference 2018. Unfortunately I was prevented  approaching all the marvellous presenters of papers to be given at the WHN Annual Conference (Privacy Considerations). I appealed to presenters through the blog for abstracts but have received none. If anyone reading this post is encouraged to send an abstract, it would be very welcome.For the past few years this has been a great source of material for the WHN Blog, and an important introduction to the papers to be given at the conference. I’d like to thank once more the people who …

Riding History: 3 Women Who Changed the Face of Motorcycling

 

 

The paragraphs below introduce an article that appears in full at Riding History: 3 Women Who Changed the Face of Motorcycling.

Thank you to Terence Gordon, Editor of the Consumers Advocate, who sent the information and approved publication of the introductory paragraphs for the WHN blog. The article in full makes interesting reading, and there are additional photographs, which are excellent reminders of women’s motorcycling activities

Riding History: 3 Women Who Changed the Face of Motorcycling

 

Jim Trumm Jun 25, 2018

 

Take a minute and picture a motorcyclist.
Maybe you conjured a long-haired outlaw like Jax …