Happy International Womens Day, incidentally! For anyone who missed BBC4's Feminist documentary this evening (for shame!) I reproduce below a small yet significant shrub in the forst of of witty, ferociously intelligent older women delivering well-chosen bon mots:
There was a young lady from wapping
Whose life was all cleaning and shopping
Her husband, joking
Said try reading Kate Chopin
She did and left home without stopping
You also missed some very significant bits of Germaine Greer...and some truly awful, horrible, noxious contemporary film/radio interviews. Truly, the past is a different country, and I'm really glad I don't live there.