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  • 10 May 2021
    Seema Mohapatra, Lindsay F. Wiley

    Feminist Perspectives on the Response to COVID 19

    Governmental responses to the Covid 19 pandemic—in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere—have been deeply inequitable. People of color and people living in low-income households and neighborhoods have experienced compounded pandemic impacts. Restrictions on public services and private activities have disproportionately affected employment, housing, and financial security for women, people of color, and […]

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  • 7 May 2020
    Jennifer Cooke

    Gender and the Virus

    A friend in her early forties has the onset of her IVF treatment cancelled because of Covid-19. She is devastated. Another is in lockdown with a partner many of us know is overly controlling and who we suspect of abuse. A woman who cleans houses locally tells me she lost all her clients the day […]

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  • 16 Aug 2019
    Arianne Chernock

    The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement

    Why do we need another book about Queen Victoria? The last time I checked, there were over 1,500 entries for the Queen as a subject in WorldCat. Yet on this, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, I’d like to think that my book clears up some significant misunderstandings about the Queen, particularly on matters […]

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  • 31 Jul 2019
    Laura Schwartz

    The Wrong Kind of Working-Class Woman?: Domestic Servants and the Suffrage Movement

    On Saturday 18th June 1910, the Women’s Social and Political Union staged one of its largest and most spectacular demonstrations. The Great Procession through the streets of central London was carefully choreographed and divided into numerous different ‘contingents’ – each representing a particular class or type of suffrage supporter. There was a special contingent for […]

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  • 2 Jul 2019
    Rosemary Kellison

    Why Does Counting Civilian Casualties Matter?

    In May, the U.S. Department of Defense released a report—its most thorough yet—purporting to account for all the civilian casualties of U.S. military activities in 2018: 120 deaths and 65 injuries in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. The report also acknowledged the deaths of 793 civilians in Iraq and Syria as a result of […]

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  • 29 Mar 2017
    Samantha Evans

    Julia Wedgwood’s Pamphlet on Women’s Suffrage

    Sam Evans, author of Darwin and Women, explores the life of Julia "Snow" Wedgwood - English feminist novelist, biographer, historian and literary critic - and Emma and Charles Darwin's niece.

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  • 10 Mar 2017
    Mary Loeffelholz

    International Women’s Day: spotlight on Emily Dickinson

    If Emily Dickinson were alive today, would she be celebrating International Women’s Day?  That’s a tough call to make.  This year’s theme for International Women’s Day calls upon women and allies to “Be Bold For Change,” to link hands and work towards a more equitable world.  Dickinson, though, wasn’t much of a joiner.  Offensive and […]

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  • 10 Mar 2017
    Jennifer Bain

    International Women’s Day: spotlight on Hildegard of Bingen

    To commemorate International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to think about the “career” trajectory of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), and what might have influenced it. Hildegard lived a very long life, even by modern standards, but she was what we would describe today as a late-bloomer. If she had died in her mid-thirties, as composers […]

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