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 …

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 …




Sir Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon in the 1939 film Wuthering Heights. WikimediaThough she is famed as one of England’s greatest writers, Emily Brontë – whose

Feeling the Pressure? Financial Stressors Affecting Women Today & Throughout History

Jennifer Heskey

Jennifer Heskey has written this introduction and guide looking at financial stress throughout women’s history and for senior women today.


For decades, it has been a national trend for women to be more stressed than men. While many people might assume that women’s heightened stress levels stem from their familial responsibilities, it’s actually the relational and socioeconomic context of women’s lives that make day-to-day living more taxing. Still, in 2018, there is gender inequality with women earning less than men and having fewer health benefits and access to financial resources even though there is a large number of


Jo Stanley

Feminism and Museums Live!

Museums need feminism, not just women, in their collections and engagement activities. Displaying  lots of Queen Victoria and Mrs T artefacts, then having Teresa May cut that pink ribbon while sporting her ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ T-shirt simply won’t change the world. Guerilla Girl artist-activists might.

WHN members considering what they might do with their research findings might be interested in this message from Dr Jenna C Ashton. She was speaking at the Feminism and Museums Live! event on Saturday 24 March at the People’s History Museum. It was part of …