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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Mar 22, 2012

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Read in February, 2012

Great title and concept behind it. Maybe this is the best part of the book as opposed to the examples. Some of them are compelling such as Christine de Pizan and her book The City of Ladies in the early 1400s. Others such as the contemporary Red Hat Society of women who just want to have fun are less so. Also some of the examples such as Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are familiar now to anyone who has been thru some academic or activist version of "Feminism 101."
Personally I wld hv preferred to read the intro to this book, entitled The Slogan, and then one or two in-depth biographies of less well known non-well-behaved women who also made history.

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