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Women in Dark Times


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We are feminists.
We fight injustice against women.
We are not innocent. We are not in flight from the darkest secrets of the soul.
For that reason, we do not need to subdue the world to our will in order to enact them.
We are feminists.
Listen carefully to what we have to say.

Jacqueline Rose is a pioneering feminist and a fine storyteller. This is her mantra for 21st-century feminism. In Women in Dark Times she shares a largely 20th-century tale of women both famous and too readily forgotten whose lives teach us much about the grave challenges and enormous opportunities facing feminism and the human race in the first quarter of the 21st.

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