Walking, Cemeteries and Gender

Great article for urban explorers of all stripes and walkers in general. And Solnit’s book is awesome!

“As activist Rebecca Solnit observed in her comprehensive opus Wanderlust: A History of Walking: “Women’s walking is often construed as performance rather than transport, with the implication that women walk not to see – but to be seen – not for their own experience, but for that of a male audience. Which means that they are asking for whatever attention they receive.” (Solnit, 2001, 234)”

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Romany in Abney Park Cemetery (2009)

The Gendered Garden: Sexual Transgression of Women Walking Alone in Cemeteries

 

 

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