Tag Archives: Edward Carpenter

the women’s muse – Olive Schreiner

No one writer can represent, or be the focus, of a whole movement.  This is certainly true for first-wave feminism.  As it moved from what Jane Rendall (in The Origins of Modern Feminism) called ‘dynamic evangelicalism’ into a more ‘secular … Continue reading

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‘a pair of oddities’ and the Church of the New Age – Eva Gore Booth and Esther Roper

First-wave feminism grew in the midst of highly conservative social and sexual assumptions in wider society.  Same-sex partnerships were therefore still very scandalous and homosexual acts prohibited and liable to imprisonment (as in the highly publicised  case of Oscar Wilde … Continue reading

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communicating with style and humour – Isabella Ford

Members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) have always been disproportionately active in struggles for peace and justice.  This was certainly true of first wave feminism… One of the most prominent of first wave Christian feminists to continue Quaker leadership … Continue reading

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