Clemence Dane, The Women’s Side

Louise McDonald (Newman University)
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Clemence Dane C.B.E. born Winifred Ashton (1888-1965) was a middlebrow dramatist, novelist, scriptwriter, and journalist and a vocal advocate for women’s rights, holding strongly progressive views on gender-political issues. In 1926 she published The Women’s Side, a collection of ten of her polemical articles originally written for Good Housekeeping magazine. An extended critique of patriarchal culture, the book’s title is a quotation, “shout it so the woman’s side can hear!” from Rudyard Kipling’s 1910 poem, “Song of the Men’s Side”, and mirrors the aspirations of feminist paper Time and Tide, “to teach women to view issues from a …

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Citation: McDonald, Louise. "The Women’s Side". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 April 2021 [, accessed 30 May 2023.]

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