Lauren, Julie Julia, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
Hello and welcome to misinformation Trivia, podcasts for ladies and gents Love Cool Trivia and sticking it to annoying teams of pop quiz. Time Lauren and I'm Julie Julia I back in the New York grew. Part of the song I need. To. Yeah back we. So if you've been listening to lately, you'll realize that we recorded a lot of episodes. Around the springtime we had to take take a little bit of time off this summer. For various reasons. Sure. Yeah. I had to watch a lot of Cougar town. Yes. that was important. What else happened the Filler I became a person that likes caramel and Cheddar popcorn mixed. I didn't know that I was one of those people I is the first time here. Yes. There's that. Are you know I know there's another human in my house now yes you have very cute. But requires a lot of attention. Yes for those of you who don't know Julia had a baby. And we didn't miss it. We didn't talk about it all. So it's not like you're like, oh no, they said secret clues then we had to piece together and no no. Was Not mentioned, but now we have a new little Miss Little Mesh Information. Yup. Her name is eleanor. She's very cute. She's very cute. She's asleep right now which is why we're able to this. Yeah. There's going to be a lot of maneuvering around her particular as well, and Steve has offered to come over to be punky steer fish and hold her and warm her up and put her to sleep while while while we do the business of this our business. So yeah, many congratulations to Julia. And I'm very excited to be. An aunt although I've insisted that my name is just Lauren. Like on key Steve and Lauren are. Going to be major envisages. Has Three ints Lauren. Yeah. So I'm just I called just Lord. Wow okay. It's not gonna be confusing it all. Now she can come up with the nickname for me I don't care. Whatever whatever? Yes. Super. So we're recording again. We're finally back together. It's Great It feels good I feel good. It was nice to do research again some strange reason was kind of like this feels nice. After Eight weeks of just holding a baby. My hands forgot how to type I actually did struggle make really for this episode yeah. Mo Modern Practice Well hopefully. It'll feel like riding a bike. Yeah, exactly. Well, I? mean we met a smoke to it. Yeah. Sure. Let's just jump right in. It's your episode exactly this. So I've been reading a lot of a lot of like this little trailblazer You can be anything books to my eight week old child in realized that I. Actually, know a lot about feminist literature. To. Reading some of these books to her that I figured I should know and do they make reference to eight children SPA. Little Betty Freidan she. Very cute little cartoon I love Yeah. So I realized that this would be a great topic for us to cover on this podcast because. No shaded Alta Trivia podcast but I don't think any of them are going to cover this. Oh, you don't think are triviality brothers. Did it a whole episode? High brothers I don't think our brothers. Are. GonNa do a feminist as the embassy episode. You know they could surprises. Yeah. That's true. They've surprised us in the past that they were going to do a whole episode on seminal feminist texts which actually I think about it shouldn't use the word seminal it goes against everything about. Ova. Pazder no. Know. How it legally blonde when they're like, I I got the school to change the name semester to over Sir that's what I think of now that's very good. Yeah. We'll. We'll figure it out seminal it'll be. Over over mole. Workshops. Grab Initiative. Fine. Yeah so this week from me here getting the problem that has no name. Feminist literature. All right. If we were going to cover just like feminism assure general, we would be here. Forever I'm sure there's already a podcast that that covers that folks I'm sure. So we're not trying to reinvent the wheel here. No. Quick definition. Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements in ideologies that aim to define establish in achieve the political economic, personal and social equality of the sexes. Feminism incorporates the position that society's prioritize the male point of view and that women are treated unjustly within those societies Charles for Ya who is a utopian socialist in French philosopher. He's the one that's credited with having coined the word FEMA KNEES MMA in. Thirty seven. So, modern Western, feminist history is conventionally split into three time periods or waves. So you'll typically hear them referred to as that Each of them has slightly different aims based on the prior progress that was made during the wave before. I wave feminism is the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that was focused on overturning legal inequalities, particularly addressing issues of women's suffrage. Second wave feminism is the nineteen sixty s and nineteen eighties that broaden the debate to include cultural inequalities gender norms in the role of women in society, and then third wave feminism. The nineteen ninety s to the thousands that refers to the diverse strains of feminist activity. So third wavers are see this as a continuation of the second wave in also as a response to the perceived failures out of the way before it. So I guess we're right outside third wave right now I think we're moving into the fourth wave interesting, which can't be defined until after it's passed exactly exactly a you. Hey I know my history man you know what I'm talking about or woman. Watch out I should say I WANNA point out as part of that definition. feminism is not women are better than men no absolutely not and it's still maintains to this day. It's about Equality Ackley. So exactly that's all I wanted to point. For our listeners great segue. Lauren. So seminaries literature, it can be fiction or nonfiction or drama or poetry that supports the feminine schools of establishing, defining and defending equal civil, political, economic, and social rights for women. So we're GONNA. Cover. Ten important feminist. Pieces of. Very excited that everyone should know. Great and we'll go in chronological order for me So the first we're GONNA talk about is a vindication of the rights of woman with strictures on political and moral subjects by. One, craft from seventeen ninety two. So this is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy it was published in the United Kingdom Mary wollstonecraft responded to th century educational and political theorist who believe that women should not receive a rational education. It was believed at the time that women were too susceptible to sensibility and too fragile to be able to think clearly. So not able to be. The recipient of a rational education. Sure. Sure. Sure. So craft argued that women's education should match their position in society in that they are essential to the nation because they raise its children and could act as respected companions to their husbands then yeah So Wall Street, maintain that women are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men and that treating them as ornaments or property for men undermines the moral foundations, a society which how about that you think You'd think that people any rational person would be like, yeah. That makes sense treat women as human beings. Sure. But the fact that there was such vitriol against this concept is like my to me but it was seventeen, ninety two that was like, yeah. Put it into writing and people are like. Dr. So her work had significant impact on advocates for women's rights in the nineteenth century particularly, the eighteen forty eight Seneca falls convention that produce the Declaration of sentiments which laid out the aims of the suffragette movement. In the United States Mary Wilson Craft her name might be familiar. She is the mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. And she actually died eleven days after giving birth to Mary wollstonecraft shelley. So Mary wollstonecraft was like she was this great feminist philosopher great writer, her husband was super. Supportive. And she died in childbirth which. was killed a lot of women. Yeah. Septicemia man because men who were only allowed to be doctors. Refuse to treat women because of all of their naughty bits, nobody washed their hands. Oh Yeah. Nobody we should really point out. Yes. No one wash their hands that probably cost a lot of issues too. So we're jumping ahead into the twentieth century second, we're GONNA talk about a room of one's own by. Virginia. Woolf. was published in one thousand, twenty nine. So that's an extended essay that was first published in September nineteen twenty nine it's based on two lectures that Virginia Woolf delivered in October nineteen. Twenty. Eight and Newnham College and Girton College which or the women's colleges at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom so the. Title of the Essay Remove Unsown comes from Woolf's conception that quote A..