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Damned Whores And God's Police by Anne Summers
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it was amazing
bookshelves: final-year-project

Every person who wants to understand why feminism is so important needs to read this. Examining the often dichotomous nature of women's lives and the damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don't binary of choices for them, Anne Summers uses the so-called 'birth of a nation' to explore how this position turned women into their own worst enemies.

There is an obvious absence of native women's voices and those of minority migrant communities but as a historical understanding of the position of women who arrived at the smallest continent in the eighteenth and nineteenth century from what they had thought was a hostile and inhospitable Great Britain, this is a well-researched and ultimately eye-opening account of the misogyny that founded the loneliest colony on earth.
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Reading Progress

March 3, 2018 – Started Reading
March 27, 2018 – Finished Reading
December 26, 2018 – Shelved
December 26, 2018 – Shelved as: final-year-project

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