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Cicely Mary Hamilton (1872-1952), born Hammill, was an English actress, writer, journalist, suffragist and feminist. She is now best known for the play Diana of Dobson's. After a short spell in teaching she acted in a touring company. Then she wrote drama, including feminist themes, and enjoyed a period of success in the commercial theatre. In 1908 she founded with Bessie ...more
Unknown Binding, 149 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Women's Press (UK) (first published June 1909)
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This book is just brilliant. Written over a 100 years ago it brings up so many issues that are still true. The idea that gender is a social construct is the main theme of this book. The idea that women are being mistreated and limited by their circumstances and role simply to please men. There are SO many thought provoking and insightful passages here. I think it should be required reading and taught alongside other great 20th century philosophers.

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Cicely Mary Hamilton (born Hammill), was an English author and co-founder of the Women Writers' Suffrage League.

She is best remembered for her plays which often included feminist themes. Hamilton's World War I novel "William - An Englishman" was reprinted by Persephone Books in 1999.

She was a friend of EM Delafield and was portrayed as Emma Hay in "A Provincial Lady Goes Further."