In Fay Weldon’s Big Women (1997), a novel about the fortunes of Medusa, a feminist publishing house, and its founder members, Saffron — the daughter of one of the feminist friends of these ‘big women’ — tries to find out who is responsible for her mother’s suicide when she was a child. She wavers between blaming her father, who burned some of her mother’s manuscript even though it had been accepted by Medusa (a fact he didn’t communicate to his wife), and the feminists at Medusa, whom she regards as having indoctrinated her mother Zoe with theories which made her unable to continue her domestic life at all.
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