Ellen Karolina Sofia Key

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Key, Ellen Karolina Sofia


Born Dec. 11, 1849, in Sundsholm; died Apr. 25, 1926, in Strand. Swedish writer and public figure.

Key’s first published work was the pamphlet Some Thoughts Concerning the Reasons for the Emergence of Reaction (1889). She also wrote articles about Sofia Kovalevskaia, the biographies Anne Charlotte Leffler (1893) and Almqvist (1897), and a book on raising children, The Century of the Child (1900; Russian translation, 1905). Key’s The Women’s Movement (1909) is devoted to the women’s emancipation movement of the 1880’s, in which she had been a participant.


Brandes, G. “Ellen Kei.” Sobr. soch., vol. 1. Kiev, 1902.
Wittrock, U. C. T. Ellen Keys väg fran kristendom till livstro. [Stockholm] 1953.
Leche, M. Ellen Key. Stockholm, 1962.
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Borthwick, a translator who divorced her husband to be with Wright, is certainly to be counted among them, as is her mentor and employer, feminist Ellen Key.
In fact, Gilman's pronouncements were routinely covered by the press in the United States and England, and she was often held up as one of the three most important feminist thinkers of her day, the other two being Sweden's Ellen Key (whose gender essentialism offended Gilman) and South African Olive Schreiner (whose belief in the historicity of sex differentiation Gilman shared).
Both authors discuss the ideas of Gilman's nemesis, Sweden's Ellen Key, the self-described "feminist" who opposed women's suffrage and women working outside the home.
Every thinking person can see," wrote the Swedish feminist and social reformer Ellen Key in 1906, "that the conceptions of sexual morality that have been upheld for so long by Western churches and legal systems are in need of a thorough revision today" (Uber Liebe und Ehe, 1).
Feminist thinkers such as Ellen Key and Helene Stocker exposed the destructive effects of the moral "double standard" on women, particularly those in vulnerable groups such as single mothers and prostitutes.
Furthermore, the reader needs to be alerted from the outset to the fact that this is essentially a study of masculinist modernism, and that the presence of female voices and feminist perspectives (represented primarily by Ellen Key and Grete Meisel-Hess) is therefore deliberately parenthetical, despite the centrality of femininity as a theme.
In 1899, suffragist and author Ellen Key wrote a pamphlet called "Beauty for All" that crystallized many of the Swedish design ideals.
Posteriormente, el mandatario mexiquense, el director general del Infonavit y el presidente municipal de Ecatepec, Jorge Torres Rodriguez, visitaron el jardin de ninos Ellen Key de este mismo fraccionamiento, en donde plantaron tres arboles como parte de un convenio de reforestacion suscrito entre el Infonavit y la Secretaria de Medio Ambiente, Recursos Naturales y Pesca.
by Ellen Key (New York, 1911): 227; Gallichan in Stone, Sex Searchlights and Sane Sex Ethics: 121, italics in original.