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In 'A Room of One's Own' by Virginia Woolf, the author predicts that until women have equal rights with men in terms of material wealth, career opportunities, support with issues impeding their progress such as childcare, property ownership and education opportunities, they would continue to make less progress in terms of writing and in terms of other careers too. She held that women were not as visible as men in the career and intellectual and academic hierarchies because their material circumastances held them back. Nowadays, such ideas seem obvious but in her time those arguments still had to be proved and accepted. It is certainly true that it now easier for a woman to become afamous author to but many are turning to writing chick lit or children's adventures. There are , though ,some star classic women authors too.
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