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Lift up your voices

Walter, Natasha (2013) Lift up your voices. New Statesman, 142 (5153/4). pp. 46-49. ISSN 1364-7431

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The Webbs are scathing about the thought that one might confuse the "freedom of the woman" with "sexual licentiousness", and they reserve their greatest bile not for the men who oppress women, but for those women who are complicit in their oppression by being lazy: the "unoccupied women, married or unmarried, who are a drag on the civilisation of the race". [...] there I am in the cold room, with the women and their babies and the weighing scales, watching the determined jollity of the health visitor and the doctor in the face of the malnutrition of the children they are seeing and the poverty of their mothers. My plea to British feminists to make sure that they do not forget about these other areas of inequality is not a plea to revive a well-meaning but clonking Victorian philanthropy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 15:32
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 15:32

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