Women’s History

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 …

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 …

EMILY BRONTE AT 200: WUTHERING HEIGHTS

 

 

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

Women’s Unpaid Work

This article first appeared in Conversation and is republished under their generous Creative Commons Licence.

Women’s unpaid work must be included in GDP calculations: lessons from history

June 20, 2018 10.45pm AEST

Author

 

 

  1. Luke Messac, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Disclosure statement

Luke Messac, MD, PhD does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

 

 

 

It’s been nearly 80 years since British economists James Meade and Richard Stone devised a method of …

HOUSE OF COMMONS WWAFE SEMINAR SERIES

 

WWAFE 2018 House of Commons seminar series – 100 years of (some) women’s suffrage

 

How did we get there, what have we done since & what does it mean today – A seminar series on women’s rights, challenges, perspectives, hopes and empowerment

Fiona Onasanya, MP, WWAFE Patron, chairs our 2018 series: 100 Years of (Some) Women’s Suffrage. Chair Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, Cttee Members Ahlam Akram, Kim Bacchus, Anita Maxatazo and Dr Robin Joyce continue WWAFE founder Elizabeth Sidney’s work and thank Baroness Joyce Gould for her magnificent patronage and chairing of WWAFE House of Lords seminars from