“The Angel in of the House” refers to the archetype of ideal womanhood in 19th Century Britain, and offers a jumping off point to explore the revolutionary ideas and contradictions behind the first wave feminist movement. To understand where we are today, we need to understand our past. This episode begins the first of a series of videos I’ll be doing diving into the ideas about gender that have shaped us in unconscious and lasting ways. This video sets the stage and context for first wave feminism and the emergence of the suffrage movement.
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