Pushing back: why it’s time for women to rewrite the story


Poe, Updike, Roth, Mailer: many male authors have contributed to a culture in which the credibility of women is undermined.

It’s time to put a stop to the gaslighting, writes 

In 1938 a play debuted at the Richmond theatre, which opens with a Victorian husband telling his wife that though she has been “very good lately”, she mustn’t “read meanings into everything” or “imagine things”.

Ute 3c“Is it possible you’re beginning to see my point of view?” she asks.

On the contrary: her husband is systematically working to extinguish her perspective, to convince her that she…

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