FACING TWO WAYS by Baroness Shidzue Ishimoto


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The life story of Japan's leading advocate of birth control, and one of her leading feminists. Well known in this country through her extensive lecture tour several years ago. It is a rather tragic story. First a girlhood, in a conventional high class family. Then her marriage to a modern foreign-schooled Japanese, who insisted on her learning to make her own way. And then -- when she had followed in the path he made, and tried her wings, he becomes a reactionary, and refuses to treat her as an equal, or to accept her departure from the traditional. A very interesting picture of Japan in the threes of discarding and taking on, of the coming of suffrage, of the development of women's rights, and of the background of culture and tradition and tabus. Your market is a woman's market -- those who liked the Sugimoto to books -- those interested in various phases of the feminist movement.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1935
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart