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I Hate Wives!

by (author) Nellie McClung

Publisher
Ekstasis Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 2003
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894800198
    Publish Date
    Jan 2003
    List Price
    $12.95

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I Hate Wives! is a collection of terse verse and aphorisms on sexual politics in the slightly askew voice of the incorrigible Nellie McClung. She is the granddaughter of the well-known writer and suffragette of the same name.

About the author

Nellie McClung was one of the most important leaders in Canada's first wave of feminism and social reform. She was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the Women's Equity League, which were concerned with the health issues related to alcohol and the social problems facing women and children. She was also a member of the Canadian Women's Press Club and later, the Edmonton Equal Franchise league, which fought for women's rights, prohibition and factory safety legislation. In 1921, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and, in 1927, joined Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise Mckinney and Henrietta Edwards in their fight to have women declared "persons" under the law. Throughout the 1930s, McClung's writing career flourished with the publication of numerous newspaper articles, short stories, a novel and two memoirs. McClung was also the first woman appointed to the CBC's Board of Directors. Through her positions with the Canadian Authors' Association and Canadian Women's Press Club she was a strong promoter of women's writing and cultural nationalism. She died in 1951 in Victoria, B.C.

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