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Cicely Mary Hamilton (1872-1952), born Hammill, was an English actress, writer, journalist, suffragist and feminist. She is now best known for the play Diana of Dobson's. After a short spell in teaching she acted in a touring company. Then she wrote drama, including feminist themes, and enjoyed a period of success in the commercial theatre. In 1908 she founded with BessieCicely Mary Hamilton (1872-1952), born Hammill, was an English actress, writer, journalist, suffragist and feminist. She is now best known for the play Diana of Dobson's. After a short spell in teaching she acted in a touring company. Then she wrote drama, including feminist themes, and enjoyed a period of success in the commercial theatre. In 1908 she founded with Bessie Hatton the Women Writers' Suffrage League. This grew to around 400 members. It produced campaigning literature and recruited many prominent male supporters. During World War I she initially worked in the organisation of nursing care, and then joined the army as an auxiliary. Later she formed a repertory company to entertain the troops. After the war, she wrote as a freelance journalist, particularly on birth control, and as a playwright for the Birmingham Repertory Company. Amongst her other works are Marriage as a Trade (1909), Jack and Jill and a Friend (1911), A Matter of Money (1916) and Full Stop (1931)....

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ISBN : 9780704338708
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Number of Pages : 149 Pages
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  • Mel
    2018-11-14 21:46

    This book is just brilliant. Written over a 100 years ago it brings up so many issues that are still true. The idea that gender is a social construct is the main theme of this book. The idea that women are being mistreated and limited by their circumstances and role simply to please men. There are SO many thought provoking and insightful passages here. I think it should be required reading and taught alongside other great 20th century philosophers. The full text can be read here http://digital.library.upenn.edu/wome... I highly recommend everyone read it and see how there is still so much left for women to fight for before they reach true equality. To escape the gender stereotyping that is rife in society today. To start to think about all these "natural" differences and to start questioning why society is the way it is and men and women behave the way they do. While women are now able to work outside the home so many of the stigmas discussed in this book still exist. It is a fascinating and very easy to read. Everyone should read this.