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9780349116600

The Ascent of Woman

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  • ISBN13:

    9780349116600

  • ISBN10:

    0349116601

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-04
  • Publisher: Abacus
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Summary

The story of the fight to gain the vote for women is about much more than a picturesque skirmish around the introduction of universal suffrage. It is an explosive story of social and sexual revolutionary upheaval, and one which has not yet ended. The movement for women's suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries prefigured to a startling extent the controversies which rage today around the role of women. Far from the stereotype of a uniform body of women chaining themselves to railings, the early feminist movement was riven by virulent arguments over women's role in society, the balance to be struck between self-fulfilment and their duties to family and children, and their relationship with men.

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