The Anthropology of Bias

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In Victorian England, the Brontë sisters published under male pseudonyms. They did so to have their female-centred work (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights) taken seriously. Two centuries later, when Canadian playwright Jordi Mand came to write about the domestic lives of the sisters in Brontë: the World Without, she recognized both how far female artists have come ⁠— and how certain societal prejudices still haunt her profession.

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