New Woman Magazine If you’re a woman living in the 21st century, things are looking pretty good. You have equal rights, you have social freedom, you’re not required to wear physically disfiguring corsets, and most of us aren’t susceptible to an arranged marriage. But as the saying goes, we’re sitting on the shoulders of giants. As a woman, we should never forget the duress and discrimination out female predecessors went through, and the great lengths it took to get where we are today. Suffrage activists faced jail, social isolation, mockery, and sometimes social exile. The best way to recognize and honor those who fought for our rights is through educating ourselves of their ideas and struggles. Many feminists wrote down their ideas and beliefs in novels or essays. In this issue of the New Woman Magazine, we’ve catalogued the most influential and interesting feminism literature, and also attached QR codes with links to more information about the novel. Enjoy!
WOMAN OF THE MONTH It’s funny how time changes and evolves ideas and people. Once upon a time, women were tools, created only to continue creating. Women had no role in society other than to bear and raise children. Men looked for wives the way presentday people looked for cars they chose based on efficiency, durability, and price. Most females were encouraged to marry young, so as to attract more men with their youth and obedience. To depict this selection process, an eHarmony account was made for a woman living in 17th century England, 16 year old Miss Abigail.
Humanitarian Red Cross volunteer Women’s Suffrage Activist Philanthropist (targeted education) Author Civil Rights Activist First Lady