The letters of this 1910s ex-prostitute tell a story of urban life for women still relevant today
Nina Renata Aron

Very poignant. 1910 was still a perilous time and her lot in life being predicated on the death of her father highlights the difference of then and now for women. Even today lives can be shattered and derailed for myriad reason, but women, especially single, have more opportunities than reluctant (or forced) prostitution. These are important letters to share in women’s studies. If Ivanka Trump would stop trying to force her “wisdom” or “knowledge” to women’s groups and be a supporter like Maime’s friend, Mrs. Howe, whether by help of financial backing or both, then she could learn from these letters.

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