The Responsbility of Women: Women's Anti-War Writing in the Press, 1914–16.

TitleThe Responsbility of Women: Women's Anti-War Writing in the Press, 1914–16.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGrimshaw, Sabine
JournalWomen's Writing
Volume24
Issue1
Pagination80 - 93
Date Published02/2017
Abstract

Up until the introduction of conscription in 1916 when the conscientious objector became a significant figure in British wartime society, the responsibility of publicly opposing the war was seen to fall on the shoulders of women. Within this context, the most prominent socialist anti-war newspapers of the period, the Herald and the Labour Leader, became conduits for anti-war women to formulate and express their opposition to the war. By examining women’s writing in these two newspapers, this article argues that gender was central to how anti-war women articulated their view on the conflict. However, gender, and specifically femininity, was invoked in competing and often contradictory ways, and women anti-war writers critically engaged with each other in their consideration of the relationship between women and peace. (Publisher)

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Short TitleWomen's Writing
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