Monday 8 April 2013

"Unladylike Behaviour" and the Expectations Around Womanhood, from The Independent

Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in Queen Cristina (1933)

Funny how around the same time I have posted Hilary Mantel critique of the scrutiny and awe surrounding the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, The Independent has posted this article on the social panic caused by the so-called "unladylike behaviour" and the expectations imbued in the premises of femininity.

You can read the article here.

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In this blog I intend to do some historical justice to the many, many women who have contributed with their genius, creativity, adventurous spirit, nurturing - amongst other qualities - to the apparent linear and male dominated prescribed notion of History. This is just the beggining.