A room of ones own

A room

«So, I can tell you that the words I read next were exactly these: ‘Chloe liked Olivia…'» Don’t be startled. Do not blush. Let us admit in the privacy of our own society that these things sometimes happen. Sometimes women like women» – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.

«Without detracting from the demands for women’s personal autonomy and economic independence raised above, there is an earlier tradition of thought that points to another kind of conquest, what we call «the shared room.» These are the demands of women workers, within the international labor movement, whose strength resided in collectivity and whose analysis focused on the living conditions of the poorest women».

One of the pioneers of this feminist current was Flora Tristán, who in 1840 published «La Unión Obrera», a manifesto on the importance of the union of the working class to get out of its marginal situation, while emphasizing the indivisibility of the emancipation of the working class and the emancipation of women.

Men explain things to me

Daughter of the well-known man of letters Sir Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf was born in London on January 25, 1882, and lived, since her childhood, in a densely literary environment. When her father died, Virginia and her sister Vanessa left the elegant neighborhood of Kensington and moved to the more modest and somewhat bohemian Bloomsbury, which gave its name to the brilliant group formed around the Stephen sisters. In 1912, she marries Leonard Woolf and together they give…

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Sexual politics

London, (1882-1941). Virginia Woolf, British novelist and critic, formed part of the so-called Bloomsbury group together with her husband, with whom she would later create the Hogarth publishing house. Her early novels reveal her determination to broaden the perspectives of the novel beyond the mere act of narration. However, his style evolved to devise plots based on the inner lives of the characters. His technique of interior monologue and poetic style is considered one of the most important contributions to the modern novel.

This bridge called my back

London, (1882-1941). Virginia Woolf, British novelist and critic, formed part of the so-called Bloomsbury group together with her husband, with whom she would later create the Hogarth publishing house. Her early novels reveal her determination to broaden the perspectives of the novel beyond the mere act of narration. However, his style evolved to devise plots based on the inner lives of the characters. His technique of interior monologue and poetic style is considered one of the most important contributions to the modern novel.