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The Women's Room

The Women's Room

  • Title: The Women's Room
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  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 500 pages


Mira was hiding in the ladies room She called it that, even though someone had scratched out the word ladies in the sign on the door, and written women s underneath She called it that out of thirty eight years of habit, and until she saw the cross out on the door, had never thought about it Ladies room was a euphemism, she supposed, and she disliked euphemisms on p Mira was hiding in the ladies room She called it that, even though someone had scratched out the word ladies in the sign on the door, and written women s underneath She called it that out of thirty eight years of habit, and until she saw the cross out on the door, had never thought about it Ladies room was a euphemism, she supposed, and she disliked euphemisms on principle.So begins this remarkable novel The Women s Room What happens to Mira in these pages, and to the dozens of women and men who people them, is what happened to a generation who began their lives in the suburbs of the feminine mystique and to a few, like Mira, who were able to change Marilyn French s intention is to tell us how the wives of the 50 s became the women of the 70 s She succeeds magnificently This is the kind of book that changes lives, writes the English novelist Fay Weldon It may well be a classic of the women s movement It is surely compulsory reading for all women over forty and for all women, of any age, who cannot understand their discontent Passionate, rich, deeply moving The Women s Room is a rare novel that will make its readers say, Yes, this is the way it is


Author Marilyn French

She attended Hofstra University then Hofstra College where she also received a master s degree in English in 1964 She married Robert M French Jr in 1950 the couple divorced in 1967 She later attended Harvard University, earning a Ph.D in 1972 Years later she became an instructor at Hofstra University.In her work, French asserted that women s oppression is an intrinsic part of the male domi




The Women's Room Reviews (31)

  • It had been a really shocking expreince for a girl of 16 in Tehran to read the story of a woman in the 60s who had almost the same situation the women today in Iran have.I had read a room of one s own so many other feminist books by the time, but I can not say that they had that great effect on me I [..]

  • Wow I m not sure how to encapsulate this important 500 page feminist novel in a review, so I ll keep my comments brief and just suggest strongly that anyone with an interest in feminist thought or feminist history must read this incredibly raw, honest and ominous novel It s one of those vital books [..]

  • HELPFUL HINTS Room an excellent movie from 2015 about a kidnapped woman The Room a 2003 contender for the worst film ever, a cult classic The Room a painfully horrible 1971 novel about an insane person by Hubert Selby Jr A Room of One s Own a 1929 essay by Virginia Woolf [..]

  • What I learned from this book I am about as privileged as is possible in terms of when and where I was born This fact isn t going to shield me from the insidious forms of subordination that still permeate most things Generational patterns are really difficult to break, and if we think everything s [..]

  • Occasionally I hear a misinformed person who says something along the lines of Feminism is no longer needed in our society and a piece of me dies each time I hear it I read quite a bit, and it s when I read things like French s 1977 novel The Women s Room that makes me realize just how import [..]

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