By Merna Forster
This inspiring assortment profiles awesome ladies ― heroines in technology, recreation, preaching and instructing, politics, conflict and peace, arts and leisure, and mor
In a hundred Canadian Heroines you’ll meet outstanding ladies in technology, game, preaching and educating, politics, struggle and peace, arts and leisure, and so on. The booklet is filled with impressive evidence and engaging trivialities approximately exciting figures. notice the various many heroines Canada may be pleased with. learn how we’re remembering them. Or now not!
Augmented via nice costs and images, this inspiring assortment profiles extraordinary ladies ― heroines in technology, activity, preaching and educating, politics, warfare and peace, arts and leisure, and extra. Profiles comprise mountaineer Phyllis Munday, activist cover Shimizu, unionist Lea Roback, and picture rich person Mary Pickford.
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Our fathers, on this point, showed great good sense; They said a woman always knows enough If but her understanding reaches To telling, one from t'other, coat and breeches. Their wives, who couldn't read, led honest lives, Their households were their only learned theme, And all their books were thimble, thread and needles. With which they made their daughters' wedding outfits. But now our women scorn to live like that; They want to write and all be authoresses. " Moliere's intention in writing these justly famous comedies was not, as is so often asserted, to ridicule women of learning, but only those superficial pedants who affected knowledge or loved to make a display of the little knowledge they happened to possess.
At school, at college, she studies just as the young man studies, but harder and with greater concentration. She has proved her ability in the Honors Tripos of every branch; she has beaten the senior wrangler in mathematics; she has taken a 'first-class' in classics, in history, in science, in languages. She has proved, not that she is a man's equal in intellect, though she claims so much, because she has not yet advanced any branch of learning, of science, one single step, but she has proved her capacity to take her place beside the young men who are the flower of their generation--the young men who stand in the first class of honors when they take their degree....
After her graduation Dr. dalle Donne was given charge of a school for midwives in which she rendered the greatest service to her sex. Even the chair of anatomy in the University of Bologna was held by a woman, Anna Morandi-Menzolini, and her work was of the highest order. The same position was held by another woman, Maria Petraccini-Terretti, in the University of Ferrara. CHAPTER I 35 What a contrast between the attitude of the universities of Italy and those of other parts of the world toward women as students and professors!