Femme Friday #3: Hiratsuka Raichô (part 2)

Last time, I introduced you to Hiratsuka Raichô, a leading figure in early Japanese feminism, focusing on her biographical background (read here). In this second part, I will talk about the literary society Seitôsha (Bluestocking Society) which was founded by Hiratsuka, and the two scandals which raised awareness of “New Women” in Japan and led to a wave of publications about women.

Hiratsuka and the Seitôsha
Hiratsuka and the Seitôsha (source: Hiroko Tomida: Hiratsuka Raichô and Early Japanese Feminism, 2004)

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