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Medieval women can teach us how to smash gender rules and the glass ceiling (in The Conversation)

Laura Kalas Williams, Laura Kalas Orcid Logo

Swansea University Author: Laura Kalas Orcid Logo

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This article was published in 'The Conversation' just after Hillary Clinton's electoral defeat. It reflects on the multiple ways in which powerful women have 'gender-played' in order to achieve agency and authority across history.

Published: 2016
Online Access: https://theconversation.com/medieval-women-can-teach-us-how-to-smash-gender-rules-and-the-glass-ceiling-68024
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa36602
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Abstract: This article was published in 'The Conversation' just after Hillary Clinton's electoral defeat. It reflects on the multiple ways in which powerful women have 'gender-played' in order to achieve agency and authority across history.
Keywords: Hillary Clinton, medieval women, power, gender, glass ceiling, authority
College: College of Arts and Humanities