Compare & Contrast A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

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1920s: Woolf and other British feminists such as Winifred Holtby and Rebecca West argue vigorously for women's equal opportunity in the professions and public life.

Today: Numerous female politicians, in Britain and elsewhere, have become prime ministers or presidents of their nations.

1920s: The Flapper is the female icon of the day. Her short hair and simply cut, loose dresses announce a new freedom of movement and action.

Today: Fly Girls and Riot Girls strut their stuff. These young women project independence and capability through physical fitness, skimpy clothing, and colored hair.

1920s: Literature courses in British universities are geared to the education and grooming of young, upper-class men. The ancient Greek and Roman writers are taught, and a knowledge of Greek and Latin is a must.

Today: Like all major universities around the world, British universities offer literature courses that cover all eras and languages; moreover...

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