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Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education
In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's. Doctors warned that if women studied too hard their wombs would wither and die. When the Cambridge Senate held a vote on whether women students should be allowed official membership of the university, there was a full-scale riot.
ISBN 13: 9780141029719 | ISBN 10: 0141029714
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