Tag Archive: Rape

Her Body, His Choice: Rape Culture and 18th Century Literature


It is a woman’s body, so it should be her choice as to what happens to it, right? Well historically, this has not been the case. This is not a new occurrence, as… Continue reading

The Lesser of Two Evils: Fantomina’s World and Our Own


When confronted with Eliza Haywood’s novel Fantomina, or really any other text dealing with women of antiquity, I imagine one reaction within the average modern reader is as follows: well, at least women have it better… Continue reading

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