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Does Reading Really Help Set Women Free? (Depends On What They Read)
"This is not a particularly revolutionary thesis, of course; reading is often seen as quintessentially empowering and freeing. But is it?" Well, it beats illiteracy, obviously. Yet, for one example, "Harlequin romances, Gothic romances, and soap operas addressed women's anxieties and concerns - not in the interest of freedom, but rather in the interest of reconciling them to their lot in patriarchy." The Atlantic 06/12/12
Posted June 14, 2012 11:52 PM




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