Extracts of a short story from Virginia Woolf, it is of reading, of men or woman and of intellect in a time of war. I’ve taken out some striking text but it definitely more complex then I can even begin to understand. The context one lady has received fortune from the death of an uncle, and she is made to read the entire British library. A group of woman create a society, where they decide to have no children and ask questions, each has a different assignment going incognito to male jobs, finding out the answers. This is with the background of the war. After reading this something really clicked with me, it’s really worth reading and thinking about.
If we hadn’t learnt to read, she said bitterly, ‘we might still have been bearing children in ignorance and that, I believe that was the happiest life after all…
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