Letters to the Woman's Page Editor: Francis Marion Beynon's 'The Country Homemakers' and a Public Culture for Women [chapter]

Katja Thieme
2017
This essay focuses on the woman's page in the Grain Growers' Guide, edited between 1912 and 1917 by Francis Marion Beynon. I approach this material with questions that have become prominent in rhetorical studies of women's writing. How were women called forth to speak, and what were their motivations to participate in public debate? How did woman's page editors shape the conditions under which they themselves and other women could articulate their concerns? I show that suffragist editor Francis
more » ... Marion Beynon created situations in which she and other women could speak publicly and politically about issues such as women's suffrage.
doi:10.17613/m6h617 fatcat:gadywnmvzjah7hlrpxstk4umsy