Monthly Archives: July 2014

On Wifework, Piers Plowman, and the Dangers of Judging Books by their Covers

A while ago, I lent someone my copy of Susan Maushart’s book Wifework,¬†which discusses the range of activities, typically labelled ‘economically unactive’ but necessary to running a household, that tend to be carried out more by women than by men. … Continue reading

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Patriarchy and the Establishment of ‘Objective Facts’: The Narrative is Already Gendered

Every now and again, because I don’t know any better, I end up engaging with my favourite brand of Idiot on the Internet, the intellectual mansplainer. You know the sort of thing: you mention you’re studying late-medieval women’s reading, and … Continue reading

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