Challenging Masculinism: personal history and microhistory in feminist studies of the women's suffrage movement

@article{Holton2011ChallengingMP,
  title={Challenging Masculinism: personal history and microhistory in feminist studies of the women's suffrage movement},
  author={S. S. Holton},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={829 - 841}
}
This article begins by discussing ‘masculinism’ in the field of history in terms of gender blindness. It then looks at a more particular usage of the term, as a resort to the ridiculing and demeaning of women historical actors, not least in some influential treatments of the twentieth-century campaigns in Britain for women's suffrage. It argues that masculinist history rests upon the use of stereotypes of women that, when they do not mock, either marginalise or altogether refuse them a place in… Expand
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