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Bluestocking Recommends… Podcasts by Women

by Emily Oldham. I love podcasts: the ease of listening to someone’s voice, the stories they tell, the people they connect.  Though men currently host around 70% of the most popular podcasts, contributions by women are just as varied, informative, and entertaining. There are so many wonderful podcasts out there that this list barely scratches the… Continue reading Bluestocking Recommends… Podcasts by Women

20th century, Arts

‘In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun’ and the Foundation of Japan’s First Feminist Journal

By Polly Stannard Although Hiratsuka Raichō’s career as a writer, campaigner and political activist spanned many decades, she is best known for her involvement with Japan’s premier women’s literary—and later feminist—journal, the aptly named Bluestocking (Seitō). In this article, I examine the impact of Raichō’s famous inaugural essay, ‘In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun’.… Continue reading ‘In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun’ and the Foundation of Japan’s First Feminist Journal