How to Suppress Women's Writing

byJoanna RussForeword byJessa Crispin

February 24, 2022|
How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ


This landmark feminist critique presents a “brilliant and scathing” survey of the forces that work against women who dare to write (Nicole Rudick, New York Review of Books).

Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women’s Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle—and not so subtle—strategies that society uses to ignore, condemn, or belittle women who produce literature. As relevant today as when it was first published in 1983, this book has motivated generations of readers with its powerful feminist critique.

“What is it going to take to break apart these rigidities? Russ’s book is a formidable attempt. It is angry without being self-righteous, it is thorough without being exhausting, and it is serious without being devoid of a sense of humor. But it was published over thirty years ago, in 1983, and there’s not an enormous difference between the world she describes and the world we inhabit” (Jessa Crispin, from the foreword).

“A book of the most profound and original clarity.”
—Marge Piercy

“Joanna Russ is a brilliant writer, a writer of real moral passion and high wit.”
—Adrienne Rich

Title:How to Suppress Women's Writing
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:February 24, 2022
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781477316290

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