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The consciousness of the girl: Freedom and arrogance. Takahara Eiri. Translation


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Aoyama, T and Hartley, B (2006) The consciousness of the girl: Freedom and arrogance. Takahara Eiri. Translation. In: Woman Critiqued. University of Hawaii, Hawaii, pp. 185-193. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2

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Among my friends there is a married woman who is a writer. I once heard a man tell her that she needed to hurry up and have a child in order to develop her writing style. I remember being astounded and furious, although I couldn't think of anything to say at the time. Who gave him the right, first of all, to imply that every woman should have a child? And where did he get the idea that having a child could somehow influence a woman's writing? There was no way, without seeing her work, that he could tell a woman she should write like a mother. In fact, what right did he have to claim that any woman should be a mother?

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Page Range: pp. 185-193
Additional Information: © 2006 The University of Hawaii
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2009 03:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:54
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