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Venus Envy Chapter II

Venus Envy Chapter II: The Harem and Other Enclosures

The title of the second part of the Venus Envy series, explicitly defines these feminine spaces as enclosures, folded away from the rest of the world. “Sor Juana’s Library” part of chapter 2 was a celebration of the woman whom many consider to be the first feminist in the new world: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, author of La Respuesta (the Response)

Venus Envy Chapter II: Sor Juana's Library" - reading room