I reached another editing milestone! I have edited a third of the book and finished my chapter on pornography. Very happy to have so much of the work behind me although I may have to resign myself to a 500-page book. There are just so many interesting things to include!
I found myself another role model: Andrea Dworkin. Last week I read her book, Heartbreak: the Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant (2002). In spite of the title I see her as more of an intellectual, someone who could teach English literature standing on her head. It is only the second book of hers that I have read though, so I will reserve my opinion. She seemed to be a fierce defender of women. I wish she were still with us.
This week I will also continue reading up on Virginia Woolf's life and incest in Victorian England. (The connection is that Woolf's Victorian family was more incestuous than I thought possible.) Honestly, I am so glad I was not born any earlier than I was. Victorian England was an awful place.