The Business of Being a Woman


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(5 stars; 3 reviews)

How were women's roles changing in the 1900's? Ida Tarbell explores this in a well written, witty and insightful series of essays. "The object of this little volume is to call attention to a certain distrust, which the author feels in the modern woman, of the significance and dignity of the work laid upon her by Nature and by society. Its ideas are the result of a long, if somewhat desultory, observation of the professional, political, and domestic activities of women in this country and in France. These observations have led to certain definite opinions as to those phases of the woman question most in need of emphasis to-day." This book contains, as a footnote, a Declaration of Sentiments which begins 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...' and continues on. A wonderful declaration of the equality of the sexes in many things. This will be a separate section of this project since I think it is excellent in style and sentiment. - Summary by the introduction and BC (3 hr 46 min)

Chapters

The Uneasy Woman 30:30 Read by MaryAnn
On the Imitation of Man 25:51 Read by Lydia Bateman
The Business of Being a Woman 28:36 Read by Jacquelyn Bengfort
The Socialization of the Home 20:40 Read by CCGraham
The Woman and her Raiment 28:42 Read by MaryAnn
The Woman and Democracy 19:18 Read by Lynne T
The Homeless Daughter 24:20 Read by Michele Fry
The Childless Woman and the Friendless Child 25:21 Read by Kathleen Moore
On the Ennobling of the Woman's Business 23:35 Read by Mary Ann Weathers

Reviews

a very interesting content and very well read

(5 stars)