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“We Are No Peculiar Breed of Femmes”: Domesticity as Counter-Discourse for Women with Leprosy, 1940–1960

“We Are No Peculiar Breed of Femmes”: Domesticity as Counter-Discourse for Women with... “We Are No Peculiar Breed of Femmes” Domesticity as Counter- Discourse for Women with Leprosy, 1940– 1960 Andrea Elizabeth Milne As I begin this monthly report of our girls in retrospection the many things I have covered in the past year are called to mind. Th e variety of subjects have been mentioned in the hope that you ladies in the outside world might somehow get a glimpse into the interests and activities of our lives. Are there questions in your mind about us? Is there a subject that you’ve been hoping I’d mention? If so, let me hear about it and I’ll make an earnest eff ort to en- lighten you. Ann Page, “Ann Page’s Th e Ladies,” Star, September 1942 For the one- year anniversary of the Star news magazine, Ann Page, the columnist behind the “Ann Page’s Th e Ladies” section of the paper, told her readers that she found herself refl ecting on “the variety of subjects” she had covered in a year’s worth of columns. What sorts of subjects— “interests and activities of our lives”— was she referring to? Topics of three articles that appeared in the November 1941 issue, by way of random http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies uni_neb

“We Are No Peculiar Breed of Femmes”: Domesticity as Counter-Discourse for Women with Leprosy, 1940–1960

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Abstract

“We Are No Peculiar Breed of Femmes” Domesticity as Counter- Discourse for Women with Leprosy, 1940– 1960 Andrea Elizabeth Milne As I begin this monthly report of our girls in retrospection the many things I have covered in the past year are called to mind. Th e variety of subjects have been mentioned in the hope that you ladies in the outside world might somehow get a glimpse into the interests and activities of our lives. Are there questions in your mind about us? Is there a subject that you’ve been hoping I’d mention? If so, let me hear about it and I’ll make an earnest eff ort to en- lighten you. Ann Page, “Ann Page’s Th e Ladies,” Star, September 1942 For the one- year anniversary of the Star news magazine, Ann Page, the columnist behind the “Ann Page’s Th e Ladies” section of the paper, told her readers that she found herself refl ecting on “the variety of subjects” she had covered in a year’s worth of columns. What sorts of subjects— “interests and activities of our lives”— was she referring to? Topics of three articles that appeared in the November 1941 issue, by way of random

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studiesuni_neb

Published: Oct 23, 2018

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