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Jane Caro Is An Accidental Feminist

Jane Caro's new book gives voice to a generation of women who lived vastly different lives to the younger women of today.

By Jamila Rizvi

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Jane Caro's new book gives voice to a generation of women who lived vastly different lives to the younger women of today.

By Jamila Rizvi

Jane Caro is an accidental feminist. In fact, she’s one of a whole generation.

‘Accidental feminists’ is the name Caro has coined to describe women, now aged over 55, who lived vastly different lives from any generation before them. The accidental feminists didn’t grow up expecting to break new ground and only a few wore the feminist label with pride until quite recently. Nonetheless, Caro argues that these women, who once assumed they’d live lives comparable to their own mothers, have fundamentally changed our society, our economy and indeed, the world.

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