Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings by Miriam Schneir

By Miriam Schneir

Listed here are the fundamental historic writings of feminism. lots of those works, lengthy out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary culture, are ultimately introduced out of obscurity and into the sunshine of up to date research and feedback. incorporated are greater than 40 choices, coveting a hundred and fifty years of writings on women's fight for freedom -- from the yankee Revolution to the 1st a long time of the 20th century.

This up to date, wide-ranging assortment encompasses the the most important problems with women's oppression. a shocking measure of continuity among the guidelines of the previous and the recent feminism is obvious all through. In her choice, Miriam Schneir has by means of handed writings that deal solely with the superseded subject of suffrage that allows you to concentration realization at the nonetheless unsolved feminist difficulties: marriage as an device of oppression; woman's wish to regulate her personal physique; the commercial independence of girls; the hunt for selfhood.

This richly different assortment includes excerpts from books, essays, speeches, files, letters, in addition to poetry, drama, and fiction. vast commentaries by means of the editor support the reader see the ancient context of every choice.

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Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings

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For instance, Raden Ayu Surio Hadikusumo, a sister of Kartini, argued that girls should be prepared at school ‘to become competent in an occupation by means of which they can later become financially independent’ or to learn how to be a good housewife, able to raise children, look after the health of the family and be ‘a life-companion of an educated and civilised man’. However, as might be expected of a sister of Kartini, she did not lose the opportunity to criticise the ‘social evils’ which she believed that education of girls would help eliminate: child marriage and polygamy.

Women would need to learn to speak in public, because ‘it is an inescapable fact that the ideas of men and women differ in many respects’. She pointed to a recent meeting of the social welfare organisation Maju Kemuliaan (Noble Advancement), where women repeatedly expressed their craving for knowledge ‘so as no longer to be fooled by men about things which we women can and must know for ourselves’. Cases in point for this midwife, drawn from her own hard experience, were the ignorance of girls about sex and pregnancy, and the dangers of venereal disease.

Colonial supporters of education for girls did indeed regard it as radical in the Indonesian context, but just as we know now that Western education 38 Women and the State in Modern Indonesia in the Indies created the largely unintended consequence of nationalism among its recipients, so it seems the European proponents of schooling for girls did not foresee its full consequences. Their words and actions had quite different reverberations in the Indies than they did back in Europe, giving rise to uncertainties, contradictions and conflicts, as well as emancipatory implications for many women of that time.

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