On the flip of the century, brief tales by--and usually about--"New Women" flooded the pages English and American magazines similar to the Atlantic per month, Harpers, and the Yellow booklet. This bold new fiction, frequently cutting edge in shape and brave in its candid representations of girl sexuality, marital discontent, and feminist protest, surprised Victorian critics, who denounced the authors as "literary degenerates" or "erotomaniacs." This assortment brings jointly twenty of the main unique and demanding tales from this era. The writers integrated during this hugely readable quantity are Kate Chopin, Victoria move, George Egerton, Julia Constance Fletcher, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grand, Vernon Lee, Ada Leverson, Charlotte Mew, Olive Schreiner, Edith Wharton, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and Mabel E. Wotton. As Elaine Showalter exhibits in her advent, the quick fiction of the Fin-de-Siecle is the lacking hyperlink among the Golden Age of Victorian ladies writers and the recent period of feminist modernism. Elaine Showalter is a professor of English at Princeton collage. She is the writer of A Literature in their personal, the feminine illness, and different books, and editor of other Alcott, a quantity within the American girls Writers sequence.
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Although some feminist philosophical thought comes from nonWestern countries, little of this work at present can be identiﬁed as a distinct feminist philosophy, for a variety of reasons. Third World feminists in particular, because of their speciﬁc economic, social, and political situations, are frequently more occupied with the practical, rather than the theoretical, dimensions of feminist thought. Intellectual work being done by feminists from the Third World may also not ﬁt into the deﬁnition of feminist philosophy in the North American and Western European model.
Feminist perspectives on abortion tend to emphasize the role and existence of the mother and her moral agency, while also situating the abortion debate within the wider so1 2 • ABSTRACT INDIVIDUALISM cial and political context of how abortion access may serve to liberate women. Accordingly, these perspectives on abortion often move beyond the speciﬁcs of the debate itself to discussions of accessibility, contraception, child care, and employment. See also FAMILY; POLITICAL AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY.
The Dictionary –A– ABORTION. Abortion became a topic of particular interest for professional philosophers in the early 1970s, as changes in its criminal status occurred in many Western countries. There is no uniﬁed feminist philosophical view of abortion, but a variety of perspectives. While feminism is often linked with an abortion rights stance, there is no necessary connection between the two. Some feminists are not committed to abortion rights because they believe that such rights may increase women’s subordination through, for example, the possibility that women can be pressured into abortions by their male partners.
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