The term 'feminism' came into English usage around the 1890s, but women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression goes much further back. This work surveys the major developments that have affected women's lives from the 17th century to the present day.
Cathia Jenainati is Associate Professor in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Judy Groves is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated many Introducing titles including Wittgenstein, Plato and Philosophy.