Freewoman

Reading experience

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Freewoman

Reading experience
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Evidence

"Years of reading had made [Ruth Slate] tired of squabbling between competing religious sects, and it was Tolstoy"s Resurrection that finally gave her the courage to plow her own furrow: ""I must be different, or the best in me will die!""... With an evangelical zeal freed from the moorings of dogma, Ruth plunged into the post-Victorian "sex question". She heard lectures on eugenics and women"s diseases and read Auguste Forel"s Sexual Ethics, though she could hardly bear to glance through The Great Scourge, where Christabel Pankhurst insisted that the vast majority of men were infected with venereal disease. She was intrigued when a woman argued in the avant-garde New Age that the temple prostitutes of the East were a much better arrangement than the ""unsanitary"" way of ordering these things in the West. She gravitated to Francoise Lafitte and the Freewoman magazine, which agitated for the sexual emancipation of women".

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Slate, Ruth
Aged 13-33 [Experience was between 1897 and 1917, born in 1884]

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Date of Reading Experience
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Notes
See Tierl Thompson, 'Dear Girl: The Diaries and Letters of Two Working Women 1897-1917' (London, 1987)

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Accessed on 2019/09/17 16:45:17

Related place
England
Related people
Slate, Ruth
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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Freewoman

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-3846

Evidence

"Years of reading had made [Ruth Slate] tired of squabbling between competing religious sects, and it was Tolstoy"s Resurrection that finally gave her the courage to plow her own furrow: ""I must be different, or the best in me will die!""... With an evangelical zeal freed from the moorings of dogma, Ruth plunged into the post-Victorian "sex question". She heard lectures on eugenics and women"s diseases and read Auguste Forel"s Sexual Ethics, though she could hardly bear to glance through The Great Scourge, where Christabel Pankhurst insisted that the vast majority of men were infected with venereal disease. She was intrigued when a woman argued in the avant-garde New Age that the temple prostitutes of the East were a much better arrangement than the ""unsanitary"" way of ordering these things in the West. She gravitated to Francoise Lafitte and the Freewoman magazine, which agitated for the sexual emancipation of women".

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO24
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Slate, Ruth
Aged 13-33 [Experience was between 1897 and 1917, born in 1884]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
1897 - 1917
Time of Reading Experience
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EuRED : experience frequency
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Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
See Tierl Thompson, 'Dear Girl: The Diaries and Letters of Two Working Women 1897-1917' (London, 1987)

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/98350
Accessed on 2019/09/17 16:45:17

Related place
England
Related people
Slate, Ruth
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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