Gender Performativity in Early Modern English Theatre

Author: Molly Lidgerwood Sub-editor: Charlotte Allan Early modern England was a place charged with transformations, including experimentations with gender boundaries and relations. In this period, gender was signified through dress and cross-dressing was a way to reject social expectations of conventional masculinity and femininity. This fluidity and subversion of dress was supported by the theatre… Continue reading Gender Performativity in Early Modern English Theatre

A New World: ‘Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female’ in ‘The Black Woman’s Manifesto’

Francis Beal

Frances Beal’s ‘Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female’ in ‘The Black Woman’s Manifesto’ was a ground-breaking essay written in 1969 during movements for women’s liberation and civil rights in America and distributed as a pamphlet by The Third World’s Women’s Alliance between 1970 and 1975.