Tag Archives: F.D.Maurice

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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determination and diplomacy – Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Today’s leading UK campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights (at home, work and in public life) is known as the Fawcett Society.  Its by-line includes ‘working for women’s rights since 1866’ with very good reason.  For its name and … Continue reading

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family features and economic leverage – Margaret Llewellyn Davies

The importance of family in nurturing our values and purpose is immense.  We can break away from our upbringing, and we need to where it is confining or destructive.  Yet history shows that family shapes us powerfully.  As we seek … Continue reading

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