A world of unmentionable suffering: women's public conveniences in Victorian London.

  title={A world of unmentionable suffering: women's public conveniences in Victorian London.},
  author={Barbara Penner},
  journal={Journal of design history},
  volume={14 1},
  • B. Penner
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Journal of design history
This 9,500 word paper provides an in-depth analysis of a dispute that broke out in 1900 over a proposal to construct a women's public lavatory in Camden Town. Its aim is to provide a detailed account of how the decision to build an everyday object such as a lavatory for women was implicated in producing, maintaining and contesting the patriarchal power structure of late Victorian London.It seeks to build on the work of feminist cultural geographers like Doreen Massey and Gillian Rose and… 

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