stop bitching, start living, they say

“In the nineteenth century, women in this country had a great deal to be angry about. They could not vote, it was difficult for them to divorce, they had few rights over their children and married women had no control over their property. (…) To say things have improved since those dark days is a pretty big understatement. So why are the contributors to The Bitch in the House, a contemporary look at women’s lives and pre-occupations, so angry? I don’t mean mildly cross or a bit miffed, but absolutely boiling with rage and fury. ”
Read the Guardian‘s review of Cathi Hanauer’s The Bitch in the House and Melanie Phillips’s The Ascent of Woman.