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Women, Law and Culture Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 1

This excerpt from the introduction of Jocelynne A. Scutt’s Women, Law and Culture Conformity Contradiction and Conflict has been heavily edited to meet, as far as possible,  blog word count requirements. While the interconnecting pieces remain, description of the contributions have been omitted. The full details of each contribution will appear in  subsequent posts. The introduction also includes a bibliography, not published in the posts. WHN Admin.

INTRODUCTION

Jocelynne A. Scutt

Law and culture are intimately intertwined. Frequently (or even ultimately), laws are based on and in culture, and culture is influenced by law. Both play a major …

’12 Days of Christmas’ Quotes

‘I would advise no woman to give up anything she has managed to win. I would advise every woman to work as she can, and gain what she can, and keep it. No woman should be made to surrender her goods or herself. A wise woman will enrich herself as if she were the equal of a man, and a good law would protect her rights, not rob her like an envious husband.’

He smiles at me, very charming, and he shakes his head. ‘You would suggest a sisterhood of queens, a sisterhood of women,’ he says. ‘You would suggest …

Stand We At Last

Stand We At Last

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Zoe Fairbairns

 

The following excerpts are published with the permission of Zoe Fairbairns. They provide an insight into the two sisters’ different approach to life. In particular, their expectations of men, marriage and spinsterhood and their experiences arising from the different path each chooses are developed. Their choices, while different, present both with aspects of disillusion. Despair is an underlying theme, but mitigated by Sarah’s resourcefulness, enthusiasm for women’s equality and her strength of character.   Helena’s story, married  to the wealthy manufacturer of military garments, and living in a comfortable home with overwhelming material assets …

Campaign Poverty, Women’s Equality and the Right to Vote

Susan B. Anthony Photo supplied. Source: History of Women Suffrage, Vol. 1

Susan B. Anthony
Photo supplied. Source: History of Women Suffrage, Vol. 1

 

 

 

Bernadette Cahill will be presenting a paper at the Women’s History Network Conference. Below is the background to her paper. WHN Admin.

Bernadette Cahill © 2016
 
 For 144 years before American women won the vote, their lives were severely constricted. The only political tool they had to win change was the petition and even that was questioned.  They were also hamstrung by lack of money, for women had “no right to the disposition of their own earnings.”  Further, a contrived philosophy consigned them to the …

Money, Politics and Equal Rights for Women

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©Bernadette Cahill 2016

 

Clarina I.H. Nichols, (1810-1885) born in Townshend, Vermont, was an abolitionist, temperance and women’s rights advocate and a journalist.

Clarina I.H. Nichols, (1810-1885) born in Townshend, Vermont, was an abolitionist, temperance and women’s rights advocate and a journalist.

On October 15, 1851, Clarina Nichols – abolitionist and women’s rights and temperance advocate – told an audience of a thousand the harrowing tale of a woman who had worked hard all her life and married in her mature years a good but poor man with adult children.

 

The couple lived well even after the husband became an invalid, for the wife had her lifelong savings and continued to make a living after marriage. When he …