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Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
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May 29, 14

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bookshelves: women-gender-sexuality
Recommended to Tope by: Conevery
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in June, 2008

Originally finished this book in June 2008. Reread it in May 2014. Not as impressive the second time around, and I've docked my rating of it by a star. I'll be writing more about it, but the short version of why: whooooo boy there is a whole lot of white second wave feminism all up in this book and it is a PROBLEM. One maybe shouldn't title a book "Writing a Woman's Life" if it's only about white middle and upper class women. A thought.

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05/21/2014 page 17
11.0% "Read this for the first time in 2008 (really didn't seem that long ago!). I've been wanting to re-read it for a while. One of my frustrations with Heilbrun was (as I recall) her total erasure of race as an issue, so I think it'll make an interesting foil to Morrison's "Playing in the Dark.""
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