Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist by Maureen Wright

By Maureen Wright

This ebook offers the 1st full-length biography of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1833–1918) – somebody stated between contemporaries as "the gray topic within the mind" of the late-Victorian women’s flow. A pacifist, humanitarian "free-thinker," Wolstenholme Elmy used to be a debatable personality and the 1st lady ever to talk from a public platform relating to marital rape. Lauded via Emmeline Pankhurst as "first" one of the notorious militant suffragettes of the Women’s Social and Political Union, Wolstenholme Elmy used to be one among Britain’s nice feminist pioneers and, in her personal phrases, an "initiator" of many high-profile campaigns from the 19th into the twentiethth century. Wright attracts on an in depth source of unpublished correspondence and different resources to provide an everlasting portrait that does justice to Wolstenholme Elmy’s momentous achievements.

Show description

Read or Download Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman PDF

Similar feminist theory books

The Beauty Myth How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

In a rustic the place the common lady is 5-foot-4 and weighs a hundred and forty kilos, video clips, ads, and MTV saturate our lives with unrealistic photos of good looks. The tall, approximately emaciated mannequins that push the newest miracle beauty make even the main convinced girl query her visual appeal. Feminist Naomi Wolf argues that women's insecurities are heightened via those photographs, then exploited by way of the vitamin, beauty, and cosmetic surgery industries.

The Women and Language Debate: A Sourcebook

This e-book "gathers jointly for the 1st time influential essays from the fields of psychoanalysis, anthropology, linguistics, and literary feedback and conception that experience sparked the talk approximately language and gender because the flip of century. "

The Routledge Companion to Social Theory (Routledge Companions)

The Routledge significant other to Social idea offers an authoritative, complete and provocative advent to the most important traditions of notion in social idea this present day. This ground-breaking reference paintings brings jointly significant members, either verified and emergent new voices, to mirror at the ways that social idea sheds gentle at the modern social international.

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman

This publication presents the 1st full-length biography of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1833–1918) – an individual pointed out between contemporaries as "the gray subject within the mind" of the late-Victorian women’s circulation. A pacifist, humanitarian "free-thinker," Wolstenholme Elmy was once a debatable personality and the 1st girl ever to talk from a public platform regarding marital rape.

Extra resources for Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman

Sample text

Holton, Suffrage Days, p. 255, fn. 1. : The Militant Campaign of the Women’s Social and Political Union 1903–14 (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974), p. 3. 71 Sandra Stanley Holton, ‘Now you see it, Now you don’t: the Women’s Franchise League and its Place in Contending Narratives of the Women’s Suffrage Movement’, in Maroula Joannou and June Purvis (eds), The Women’s Suffrage Movement: New Feminist Perspectives (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1998), p. 25.

The adoption of the policy by the large audience at the Convention, however, significantly changed the terms of reference by which suffragists defined their activism. By their united refusal to canvass for a parliamentary candidate who may be opposed to the women’s vote, these suffragists set the limits of their consent to government without representation. And, as the pages of Wolstenholme Elmy’s Women and the Law had made clear in 1895, if women could refuse, they could also resist. The stage was set for a new form of action.

14, Nos 3 and 4, 2005, pp. 435–46, p. 441. Martin Pugh, The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002), p. 29. Martin Pugh, The Pankhursts (London: Penguin, 2001), pp. 271–2. Martz, ‘Christabel Pankhurst’, p. 441. Susan Kingsley Kent, Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860–1914 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987), p. 5. Mona Caird, The Daughters of Danus (London, 1894), quoted in Kent, Sex and Suffrage, p. 112. Melanie Phillips, The Ascent of Woman: A History of the Suffragette Movement and the Ideals Behind it (London: Little Brown, 2003), p.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 42 votes