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Marina Warner: Girls Are Rubbish, 17 February 2005

Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet: Women in Proverbs from around the World 
by Mineke Schipper.
Yale, 422 pp., £35, April 2004, 0 300 10249 6
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... head, and chains about thy neck.’ The chains are probably ornaments too; though, after reading Mineke Schipper’s anthology, the reader might be forgiven for thinking them iron restraints. Her patient accumulation of proverbs about women from all over the world makes grim reading, and a deep sadness, a generalised misanthropy overcame me. ...

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