Women of Ideas: And What Men Have Done to Them

This is a study of women s thoughts and ideas spanning three centuries The author contends that men have removed women from literary and historical records and deprived women of the knowledge of their intellectual heritage This book is an attempt to redress the balance.
Women of Ideas And What Men Have Done to Them This is a study of women s thoughts and ideas spanning three centuries The author contends that men have removed women from literary and historical records and deprived women of the knowledge of their

  • Title: Women of Ideas: And What Men Have Done to Them
  • Author: Dale Spender
  • ISBN: 9780044408321
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Women of Ideas: And What Men Have Done to Them”

    1. Reading the history book Women of Ideas is like hanging out with a witty friend who is a font of information about intellectual and activist women in American and British history since the seventeenth century. Spender’s style is conversational rather than academic, and at the same time it’s obvious that she’s an authority on the topic. I never previously heard or read of many of the women described in this book.It is important to keep in mind that this is a Second Wave book, from the 1980s [...]

    2. I read this years ago and found it informative and very upsetting. I'm surprised to see reviewers describe it as "delightful." I found it painful to read about the many women who had done amazing things and then see a backlash against them in their lifetimes or a generation or two later.

    3. Reading the history book Women of Ideas is like hanging out with a witty friend who is a font of information about intellectual and activist women in American and British history since the seventeenth century. Spender’s style is conversational rather than academic, and at the same time it’s obvious that she’s an authority on the topic. I never previously heard or read of many of the women described in this book.It is important to keep in mind that this is a Second Wave book, from the 1980s [...]

    4. A must read.Took me a long time because this is a long book, but it covers the history of women and the problems of patriarchy.If everyone could have read this book two hundred years ago, it might have had some influence on our chances of survival, which are currently nil.Dale Spender understood the problem in 1982, as many women had previously, but all were ridiculed or even erased from history so that men could continue to destroy the earth.Reading this even as the planet is engulfed with radi [...]

    5. This book is inspirational. The introduction pulls you in with its premise: why have more people not heard about many intelligent, accomplished, influential and inspirational women? Spender proceeds to detail the lives and ideas of these women and the way they've been written out of history through cruel critiques, personal attacks and rewritings. It's a wonderful encyclopaedic book and one that easy to dip in and out of, to read and come back to. If you want to find out about the women who've b [...]

    6. * Understanding Oppression: Women's Rights (Then and Now)Women of Ideas: And What Men Have Done to Them by Dale Spender | This is a study of women's thoughts and ideas spanning three centuries. The author contends that men have removed women from literary and historical records and deprived women of the knowledge of their intellectual heritage. This book is an attempt to redress the balance. #womensrights #socialscience

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