We find ourselves in the middle of a new women’s
movement, as innumerable acts of violence and intimidation threatening women’s
professional success and personal safety are being brought to light. Although
there is much
that is unprecedented about the #MeToo era, women have always developed
strategies to slip the yoke of social systems designed to limit their autonomy.
In the nineteenth century, many
women discovered a public voice by channeling the voices of the deceased.