Reclaiming the Body: María de Zayas's Early Modern Feminism
In a time when few women in Europe were educated and even fewer spoke out against the status quo, Mara de Zayas (1590-?) published novellas filled with criticism about gender relations. Her best-selling Novelas amorosas (1637) and Desengaos amor
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Social and Literary Contexts of Corporeality
Violence Denaturalized Feminist Reading of the Body Imperiled
THE BOUNDARIES OF GENDER
Womens Place in the Social Order Public Private and Convent Life
Crossdressers Avengers and the Performance of Gender
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Page 18 - Europe, defining feminist consciousness as: the awareness of women that they belong to a subordinate group: that they have suffered wrongs as a group: that their condition of subordination is not natural, but is societally determined; that they must join with other women to remedy these wrongs; and finally, that they must and can provide an alternate vision of societal organization in which women as well as men will enjoy autonomy and self-determination.