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  • Feminist Sundays,  General Fiction

    Feminist Sundays: Mary Astell

    Feminist Sundays is a weekly meme created at Books and Reviews. The aim is simply to have a place and a time to talk about feminism and women’s issues. This is a place of tolerance, creativity, discussion, criticism and praise. Remember to keep in mind that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, although healthy discussion is encouraged. Since I am enjoying my Winter Break, this week I would like to devote my post to Mary Astell who played a key role in women’s education in the UK back in the 18th century. Name: Mary Astell Dates and place: Born in Newcastle in 1666 died in 1731. Historical period: Englightenment:…

  • Feminist Sundays

    Feminist Sundays: The Bechdel Test

    Happy Sunday, everybody! Feminist Sundays is a weekly meme created at Books and Reviews. The aim is simply to have a place and a time to talk about feminism and women’s issues. This is a place of tolerance, creativity, discussion, criticism and praise. Remember to keep in mind that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, although healthy discussion is encouraged. O from Behold the Stars recently tweeted me about The Bechdel Test which I had studied along feminist film theory, but it is not as used and as well-known as I thought. So, I am devoting this Feminist Sunday to the test and how important it is for feminism…

  • Feminist Sundays,  General Fiction

    Feminist Sundays: Christine de Pizan

    Long ago I had this idea of writing a weekly post on Sundays about feminism, sexism, women’s representation or relevant women. These posts would come under the name “Feminist Sundays” and they would have a free format: from long, philosophical posts to simply facts about women and their works. And today I have decided to make this little dream come true. A post a week is not so difficult to schedule and it will help me lots to organise all the information – and my own ideas – that I get every week during my lessons. This will be a place for discussion and tolerance and feminism will be discussed,…