A Leisure of One's Own: A feminist perspective on women's by M.D. Bialeschki

By M.D. Bialeschki

A starting to be physique of women's experiences literature and rest literature exists. This detailed e-book brings jointly those parts in a fashion that permits the reader to view women's relaxation from a number of views assisting to supply possibilities for equality, integrity and freedom of selection inside relaxation.

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It is they who most need warning against this influence. When they believe that duty calls them to this, they, their families, and the world will suffer together in consequence…women have no right to crystallize their whole versatile natures into any one set of functions, however central and important these may be. This would be destruction to men; it has been destruction and desolation to women (1972, p. 354). She continued in her speech to encourage women not to claim maternity as a barrier to their own self-achievement.

Thus, women sought ways to create social change and legitimize their free time. The Interaction of Women’s Leisure and Social Reform Movements All over the world, the emergence of social movements, such as the woman’s rights movement, was dependent on a class of educated women with free time and leisure (Lerner, 1979). These educated “leisured” women were shapers of history not only through their economic lives but through community-building and politics. Women built community life as members of families, as carriers of cultural and religious values, and as founders and supporters of organizations and institutions (Lerner, 1977).

29). Bowling became an upper-class activity for both women and men, with many clubs for women in New York City and other large cities (Welch &Lerch, 1981). Some recreation opportunities were also available to young, working women. For example, the YWCA ran a summer camp program in 1874 at Asbury Park, New Jersey that provided working women with “pleasant respite from their jobs” (Welch & Lerch, 1981, p. 226). The YWCA encouraged improved physical health to help young women withstand the rigors of factory A Historical Perspective 37 and shop work.

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