The final installment of the discussion of History Matters featuring a reply by author Judith Bennett. Now that I’ve (finally) finished the book I’ll admit I was a bit hasty in making my “golden age” comment. Still, my overall reaction to the book was rather “meh.” I learned a lot about medieval women’s history, but I think Bennett operates from a hegemonic view of feminism. I also think she could more thoroughly consider how women of color have problematized the term “feminism.”
Overall this was a great way of engaging a group of women’s historians across various blogs. I hope this will happen again next year.