The Worth of Women: wherein is clearly revealed their nobility and superiority to men

Oct 11, 2018 286

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 - What: Seven women debate gender equality, the true worth of women and the responsibility of husbands, fathers, sons and lovers. From a 1600 book written by a Venetian noblewoman. BY Moderata Fonte

Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555–92), a Venetian woman who was something of an anomaly. Neither cloistered in a convent nor as liberated from prevailing codes of decorum as a courtesan might be, Pozzo was a respectable, married mother who produced literature in genres that were commonly considered "masculine"—the chivalric romance and the literary dialogue.

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