Fanny Burney wrote one of the most courageous pieces of work I’ve ever encountered

Fanny Burney wrote one of the most courageous pieces of work I’ve ever encountered
 

As presenter of Woman’s Hour I’m no stranger to the history of women who, over the centuries, have risen above the prejudice imposed on their gender, and whose lives began to be uncovered in the latter part of the 20th century as women’s studies became an acceptable subject for academic research. But nowhere could I find a book which gathered together a group of those who had most excited my interest and admiration.
Then came reports in November 2015 that it was proposed to cut feminism from the politics A-level syllabus. The suffragette movement was to be squeezed into a section on... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Health, Views: 34
Source: Guardian
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