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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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The Legend of Vera Nabokov: Why Writers Pine for a Do-It-All Spouse

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The rarity of spouses like Vladimir Nabokov's, who dedicated her life to supporting his career, may be hindering gender parity in literature.

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We all need a wife.
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The Price of Being a Woman Online

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One writer's chronicle of online harassment is sadly familiar to many.

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Women's Writing: Some Issues, Old and New

Women's Writing: Some Issues, Old and New | Herstory | Scoop.it

Throughout history, women have written. But it has only been at the far end of the twentieth century, the tiniest sliver of a second on the great clock of time, that their writing has been seen to be in any way equivalent to that of men...

 

...But still, women wrote. They wrote because writing was compatible with confinement in domesticity. What they wrote, however, was inevitably marked by the differences imposed upon them. They wrote out of a completely different relationship to power than men enjoyed. They wrote out of exclusion from the places in society where decisions were taken. They wrote out of a narrower view of the world and the things people could do in it.

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17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read

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The ratio of male to female writers published in literary journals, magazines, and book reviews remains largely disproportionate in favor of male writers. But the lit mag Creative Nonfiction's curr...
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The original work-from-home...

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Before blogging… The original work-from-home writer.
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“ A girl surrounded by bed luring gadgets, 1947 © Bernard Hoffman
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How 'plucky' heroines of 1914-18 seized chance to advance women's freedoms

In a new book about the home front in the first world war, Kate Adie hails the women who challenged discrimination, writes Vanessa Thorpe (This looks like an interesting book


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The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life

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Welcome to a site celebrating classic women authors who wrote in the English language. Here you’ll find their words of wisdom for readers and writers. Enjoy their life stories and quotations; learn more about their books; read their advice on the writing life; and enjoy contemporary voices on the writing process.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:58 PM

Lots of biographical information as well!