The obverse of the Lone Hand (and of his mate, the Brave Anzac) is that it was women who were left to manage not just the home, but the industry which maintains the home.
from the 1970s women protested their absence from historical accounts, but failed to recognise that first wave feminists had proposed an alternative to the dominant male myth;
by Debbie Robson. .. more than anything what I value now, looking back on each of the novels (wishing she hadn’t died so young) is the way Curlewis evokes place
by Meg Brayshaw. .. she saw insistently, with the countless flaming eyes of her flesh, the inner life of these unfortunate women and girls, her acquaintance