Marie Stopes : A Biography Paperback – 9 Oct 1978
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Unfortunately - as Ruth Hall's compelling book makes clear - our Marie was also a bit bonkers.
Well, actually, more than a bit.
She was, by our day's standards, a thorough-going eccentric. But that was really the only way that a woman of great capabilities, burgeoning ego and a whole lot of nerve was ever going to shake up the ossified Victorian, 'buttoned-up' values (all propped up by a vicious and pernicious established church) which dominated and near crippled every-day people's lives.
Bonkers she may have been (and that'll be bonkers with a capital 'Bonk') but I can't help liking her. Marie Stopes was by turns exasperating, courageous, capable of great cruelty to those she should have loved, and yet, admirable. Because - there is a before and an after to her moment of glory on the world stage. Never again would people be denied from talking about and demanding their due access to, birth control methods. Let's never forget how many women DIED from their lack of access to basic knowledge about their own fertility and bodily health, especially in the dangerous process of child birth.
But as good as this biography is, I find that I'm left with several basic questions unanswered.Read more ›
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