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a woman prisoner in solitary confinement.jpg
According to Wellcome Collection, this painting depicts "The punishment room at Woking Convict Invalid Prison. The woman stands alone in a padded cell with her arms outstretched and her fists clenched."

Female convicts working fire pumps.jpg
Convicted women are working the fire pumps. The lettering suggests the women pumping the fire pumps are some of the strongest inmates. There is some speculation that these women are in prison for infanticide.

Wollstonecraft writes in response to Dr. John Gregory'sA Father's Legacy to His Daughters and the advice that he gives to young women. He instructs that if women possess sense or knowledge, they should not express or reveal either, especially to men.…

From Britannica, "Jack the Ripper, pseudonymous murderer of at least five women, all prostitutes, in or near the Whitechapel district of London’s East End, between August and November 1888. The case is one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of…

Description from the website: " This was their only means of income and survival. With the little money they earned, most would seek comfort in alcohol as the only refuge from reality. Drink was cheap and drunkenness rife, at any time of day or…

The painting shows a young and beautiful woman in front of a mirror with two extinguished candle. She is looking at the viewer with her emotional eyes. She looks like she is still getting ready and there are two pillows and a sofa behind her. There…

Engraving of Maria and her lover from A Sentimental Journey before he left her; printed on chine collé.

hardship of wives.pdf
In the essay, the author carefully introduced and examined the English law that put wives subordinate to their husband and even the society at large. She gave various examples of court cases that treated wives unfairly, and went on to unravel wives'…

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This website is an interesting article about the importance and roles of salons in the 18th century. It goes into detail about what a salon was and how they changed culture. It also going into detail about the opportunities these salons gave women…
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