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Linton, Eliza Lynn
|Year of birth:||1822|
|Year of death:||1898|
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|Elements of bibliography:||Anti-feminist writer, novelist and one of the first professional women journalists. Linton published more than 200 articles in periodicals of her day, such as the Cornhill Magazine, the Athenaeum, and the Saturday Review. Early in Linton's life, she rebelled against her conservative parents by moving to London in 1845 and becoming an independent young woman writer. She wrote for numerous publications, including Charles Dickens' Household Words. Her early works portray strong, independent women, attack double sexual standards, advocate more relaxed divorce laws, and advocate women gaining entry into careers that were traditionally the realm of men. Her later works, including "The Higher Education of Women" (1886), argue against the over-education of women. She also attacks unfeminine behavior and the feminists of the 1890s and 1900s, calling them the "shrieking sisterhood." (bron: http://etrc.lib.umn.edu/uvsota/Biographies.htm)|
(update on 12 December 2009)
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