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The 1930s: ‘Women had the vote, but the old agitation went on’ | Women’s suffrage | The Guardian

Women won voting rights equal to men in Britain in 1928, but that didn’t mean they had attained equality. Per Diana Souhami’s article in The Guardian: “To have legislation is not at all the same as to have the state

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On the Undeniable Lure of the Historic Literary Home ‹ Literary Hub

“Houses, much like people, have a public and a private identity…” Elizabeth Brooks on the way old houses stimulate the novelist’s imagination. I note that all the examples of writers inspired by old houses Brooks offers–Agatha Christie, Charlotte Brontë, Daphne

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A Good Journalist Understands That Fascism Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime ‹ Literary Hub

In researching the rise of fascism in 1930s Britain, I was surprised to learn that Oswald Mosley, the charismatic founder of the British Union of Fascists (BUF), was initially a fan of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. He formed the BUF

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Tillie Olsen, Author of Tell Me a Riddle | LiteraryLadiesGuide

Since I posted yesterday about Virginia Woolf and how A Room of One’s Own made me think of Tillie Olsen’s Silences, I wanted to post Olsen’s biography from the Literary Ladies site today. I remember being moved by Olsen’s Tell

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A Room of One’s Own and Time to Think

This posting from Literary Ladies is about Virginia Woolf, but I find myself thinking about Tillie Olsen. I think they were from the same era–perhaps Olsen was a little younger. But of very different economic classes. I don’t think that

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Dirty secrets are the truest secrets. 

A dirty secret: you can only be a writer if you can afford it | Life and style | The Guardian There is nothing more sustaining to long-term creative work than time and space – and these things cost money

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A good indicator of Warren’s ability to choose the right people for her team.

The Woman Behind Elizabeth Warren’s Rise | OZY Rebecca Pearcey is one of seven women of color serving as national political directors for Democratic presidential hopefuls. Source: The Woman Behind Elizabeth Warren’s Rise | OZY

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Advice worth repeating from Octavia Butler

I just wish this article weren’t riddled with typos. Nonetheless, it’s well worth reading if you can overlook them. I listened to Kindred recently (per her advice, I listen to recorded books during my almost daily walks) and found it

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A Doll’s House and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “The Solitude of Self”

The very engaging production of A Doll’s House at Boston’s Huntington Theater got me thinking about Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s essay “The Solitude of Self.” Stanton was the primary organizer of the Seneca Falls convention on the rights of women in

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A wonderfully moving short story in The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

Source: The Masters Review | “Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

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