What The White Feather Movement Tells Us About Perceptions of Gender During WWI

I argue that the patriotic women who made up the White Feather Movement demonstrate a small-scale reinterpretation of role of the woman during military recruitment: from being sexual incentives for soldiers to emasculating 'shirkers'. Written for the History Student Times (University of Leeds).

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Harriet Purbrick

Student , University of Leeds

I'm studying for a History BA at the University of Leeds. I'm interested in exploring how people lived, what they believed in and where their views came from.

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