The essays in this journal are a collective effort in feminist scholarship. What is feminist scholarship? The intent and focus of feminist scholarship is wonderfully illustrated in a student's response to a handbill taped to my office door that announces: "What is Feminism? Come and Find Out. First Feminist Mass Meeting:' On moving closer, one reads: "February 17, 1914, 8:00 p.m., People's Institute.” The student commented in astonishment, "I didn't know there were feminists in 1914!" Without knowing it, the student captured a central aspect of feminist scholarship: feminist scholarship is scholarship that addresses the "I didn't knows" which surround the life histories and experiences of women who, in any time period, quest after equality.
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Reineke, Martha J.
Draftings In: Vol. 3:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/draftings/vol3/iss1/2