Rebecca Traister

“In his 1873 Sex in Education; or A Fair Chance for the Girls, Harvard professor Edward Clarke argued that the female brain, if engaged in the same course of study as the male, would become overburdened and that wombs and ovaries would atrophy.43 Chambers-Schiller reports that in the medical establishment, “a painful menopause was the presumed consequence of reproductive organs that were not regularly bathed in male semen.” Yet”


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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
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