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Post by mightyfelix » January 21st, 2018, 11:23 am

The Future of the Women's Movement by Helena Swanwick (1864 - 1939).

From the Introduction: "There may seem to be a disappointing lack of prophesy in a book avowedly dealing with the future; but since I believe the women’s movement to be a seeking for knowledge and good, to show what is reasonable and good in the movement is to show what will persist and triumph. Through all our faults and mistakes, we women are aiming at better understanding and co-operation with men, and a better adaptation to one another of conditions and persons. We are having to hammer out for ourselves the right principles of government. We can take them ready-made from no man. Doubtless we shall flounder considerably, as men have done—and do. But there is little fear that in the long-run the best minds of men and women will not have a common principle." ( )
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Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by mightyfelix » January 21st, 2018, 11:23 am

Ava has said she will MC. Looking for a DPL.
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Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by silverquill » January 21st, 2018, 11:30 am

Ha! I was browsing through this yesterday, thinking what a great LV project it would make!
So, I'd be glad to serve as DPL.
(Out of pocket for a few days)

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Post by mightyfelix » January 21st, 2018, 12:10 pm

Great, thanks!
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Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by Availle » January 21st, 2018, 5:04 pm

All set, thanks for taking this on! :thumbs:

I don't have much time, but I'd like to contribute by reading the preface (or: preface and introduction if you put it into one section).

Thank you! :D
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Post by mightyfelix » January 21st, 2018, 5:15 pm

Availle wrote:
January 21st, 2018, 5:04 pm
All set, thanks for taking this on! :thumbs:

I don't have much time, but I'd like to contribute by reading the preface (or: preface and introduction if you put it into one section).

Thank you! :D
Great! Yes, I was planning to combine them. I'll get started filling in the MW. :thumbs:
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Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by mightyfelix » January 21st, 2018, 5:57 pm

MW is filled in, and we have our DPL. I think we're ready for Readers Wanted.

(I have one extra section, sorry.)
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Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by Elizabby » January 22nd, 2018, 1:55 am

Very interesting! I'll read Chapter 13 for you - do you want the sub-headings of each chapter to be read? I'm not convinced it is helpful in an audiobook, but I'll read them if you like.

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Post by benderca » January 22nd, 2018, 2:45 am

I've never even heard of this book, but it's a gem.

May I read Chapter 7 THE ECONOMIC PROBLEM: (1) THE WAGE-EARNER?

I'm sorry to say, no matter how far we've come, this chapter represents problems that are still applicable today, worldwide. I haven't read anything else yet, but I assume the other chapters deal with timely issues as well. As an economist and political scientist, this topic especially wakes my interest. I also like how the chapter starts with a quote from "The Taming of the Shrew".

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Post by mightyfelix » January 22nd, 2018, 9:37 am

Thank you both! I have those assigned to you. Yes, please do read the subheadings. I like the idea of having a kind of preview of the ideas the chapter will present.

I agree, TJ. It's a little scary how much of what she says is relatable to the women of today. I've only read a couple of chapters myself, and I'm enjoying this so far.
Devorah Allen

Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by Elizabby » January 24th, 2018, 11:14 pm

Here is Chapter 13 of this very interesting book! I was rather shocked that the definition of "spinster" was "woman over 20!" :shock: I also find it very interesting to note that she talks about women's lives and contributions "after the babies have stopped coming" - I sometimes forget how much of a difference contraception has made to women's choices in life! :thumbs:

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/futurewomensmovement_13_swanwick_128kb.mp3 (26:22)

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Post by Availle » January 25th, 2018, 2:15 am

In Asia, the "marry by" age is around 30; for men and women. At least this is taking into account that many people do get a university education these days.

And in Japan, as a married woman, better not think about keeping your job, lest having a carreer - that's your husband's job. Your job is to have babies (NOW!!) and make sure they spend their first 20 years or so in the best possible kindergarden - schools - universities you can get them into. Wouldn't want them to have a substandard education, would you?

Some things have changed. Others have not, or at least: not for the better...
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Post by Ciufi » January 31st, 2018, 5:43 pm

If I may, I would like to claim chapters 1 and 2.

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Post by mightyfelix » February 1st, 2018, 10:40 am

Ciufi wrote:
January 31st, 2018, 5:43 pm
If I may, I would like to claim chapters 1 and 2.
Thank you! I've entered your claim.
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Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by Availle » February 3rd, 2018, 7:58 am

Here's preface and introduction, with a total time of 9:29

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/futurewomensmovement_00_swanwick_128kb.mp3

I'll keep an eye on this - might be back for more later :wink:
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