Inside the Citadel

Men and the Emancipation of Women 1850-1920
Author(s): 
Symonds, Richard
ISBN: 
0333737334
Date published: 
March 1999
Hardback
Price: 
£42.50
Pages: 
216

This book discusses the contribution of individual men to the emancipation of women between 1860 and 1920. These include the pioneer of feminism, J.S. Mill, the allies of Josephine Butler, the men who risked imprisonment for making available information on contraception and sympathetic writers such as Meredith and Shaw. There are also chapters on the suffrage, education, religion, medicine and entry to other professions. The role of men in the removal of women's social disabilities is described as well as Gandhi's innovative involvement of women in the independence movement.