I reached another editing milestone! I've 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 in the person of 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's only the second book of hers that I've read though, so I'll 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 wasn't born any earlier than I was. Victorian England was an awful place.