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

Aoyama, T and Hartley, B 2006 , 'The consciousness of the girl: Freedom and arrogance. Takahara Eiri. Translation', in R L Copeland (ed.), Woman Critiqued , University of Hawaii, Hawaii, pp. 185-193.

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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?

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Authors/Creators:Aoyama, T and Hartley, B
Publisher: University of Hawaii
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