Men and Women's Club

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Olive Schreiner
OS met Karl Pearson (later a noted academic and two years younger than herself) at the Men and Women's Club , which he founded. They became very close friends, attempting to treat each other as...
Friends, Associates Amy Levy
Others among her friends were Ellen Wordsworth Crofts , who later became the mother of the poet Frances Cornford , and Karl Pearson , mathematician, eugenicist, and founder of the Men and Women's Club .
Pullen, Christine. The Woman Who Dared: A Biography of Amy Levy. Kingston University Press, 2010.
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Friends, Associates Emma Frances Brooke
EFB met Olive Schreiner either through the Fellowship of the New Life or the Men and Women's Club , where both were associates. Schreiner read but remained noncommittal about EFB 's unpublished paper, The Woman...
Leisure and Society Amy Levy
She confessed also that to live like Clementina Black and her sister, doing their own housework, did not accord with my own Philistine, middle class notions of comfort.
Beckman, Linda Hunt. Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters. Ohio University Press, 2000.
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She engaged, however, in socially provocative...
Leisure and Society Henrietta Müller
Henrietta Müller joined Karl Pearson 's Men and Women's Club , a London circle of freethinkers which discussed topics including prostitution, sexuality, marriage, birth control, and women's emancipation.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Bland, Lucy. Banishing the Beast: Sexuality and the Early Feminists. New Press, 1995.
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Leisure and Society Henrietta Müller
HM resigned from the Men and Women's Club in anger when she decided that women's participation was limited owing to their intimidation by men.
Walkowitz, Judith R. City of Dreadful Delight. University of Chicago Press, 1992.
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Leisure and Society Mona Caird
As well as the Society of Authors , MC belonged to the feminist Pioneer Club . The Men and Women's Club , however, felt her too radical and unpredictable to be desirable as a member...
politics Jane Hume Clapperton
JHC was an associate of Karl Pearson 's Men and Women's Club , which was formed in London to debate the relations of the sexes.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Bland, Lucy. Banishing the Beast: Feminism, Sex and Morality. Tauris Parke, 2002.
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politics Isabella Ormston Ford
In London in the early 1880s, IOF and her sisters became members of a precursor to Karl Pearson 's Men and Women's Club (lauched in October 1885). Referred to simply as a men and women's...
politics Olive Schreiner
OS 's feminist and socialist involvement in London included joining the Men and Women's Club , an intellectual organisation that struggled with issues of moral change. The club stressed the intellectual equality of men and...
politics Emma Frances Brooke
During this time EFB also became an associate of Karl Pearson 's Men and Women's Club , an intellectual group that formed in 1885 to debate the relations between the sexes. Although she never officially...
Textual Production Henrietta Müller
Henrietta Müller presented a critique of Karl Pearson 's The Woman's Question at the Men and Women's Club , entitled The Other Side of the Question.
Bland, Lucy. Banishing the Beast: Sexuality and the Early Feminists. New Press, 1995.
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Textual Production Henrietta Müller
Henrietta Müller argued for the necessity of birth control in her paper entitled Limitation of the Family, presented at the Men and Women's Club .
Bland, Lucy. Banishing the Beast: Sexuality and the Early Feminists. New Press, 1995.
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Textual Production Emma Frances Brooke
EFB presented a critique of Karl Pearson 's paper The Woman Question at a meeting of the Wollstonecraft Club (a society aiming at social change which later became the Men and Women's Club ).
Daniels, Kay. “Emma Brooke: Fabian, feminist and writer”. Women’s History Review, No. 2, pp. 153 -68.
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Walkowitz, Judith R. “Science, Feminism and Romance: The Men and Women’s Club 1885-1889”. History Workshop Journal, No. 1, pp. 36 -59.
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Timeline

9 July 1885
Karl Pearson (then a solemn, rationalist young barrister) held the first meeting of a society designed to talk about sex in a spirit of high seriousness and sense of intellectual adventure:
Walkowitz, Judith R. “Science, Feminism and Romance: The Men and Women’s Club 1885-1889”. History Workshop Journal, No. 1, pp. 36 -59.
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