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the great adventure – Maude Royden

Selecting only 40 first-wave feminists is hard enough but how is possible to round off such a list?¬† Perhaps only by recalling one who, as a multi-faceted pioneer, crossed many different barriers and whose loving critique of the Church remains … 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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