Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain's Fascist Movement

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Bloomsbury Academic, Mar 28, 2003 - History - 400 pages
How far did women support Oswald Mosley's Black Shirts? This reference aims to fill a significant gap in the historiography of British fascism, which has generally overlooked the contribution of the women's movement to Britain's fascist experience. Looking at female fascist activism and the influence of feminist ideology on the fascist agenda, Gottlieb shows the significant impact of feminist thought in this area. In spite of its mainstream vocal opposition to fascism, parts of the women's movement as Gottlieb demonstrates, had an implicit connection with the British Union of Fascists.

About the author (2003)

Julie Gottlieb is Professor of Modern History at University of Sheffield. She is the author of The Culture of Fascism (I.B. Tauris, 2004), The Aftermath of Suffrage (2013), 'Guilty Women', Foreign Policy and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain(2015) and Rethinking Right-Wing Women (2017). She has appeared on BBC's Woman's Hour, The Sunday Politics and Sky News, and has blogged for The Huffington Post, The Conversation and History Matters. She was the historical adviser on the statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett, unveiled in 2018.