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a room of ones own
after the influential 1929 essay by virginia woolf about the role of women in literature, both as characters and writers. the “room of one’s own” is literal and metaphorical, and indeed demonstrates that literal and metaphorical spaces cannot be fully separated. for the room of one’s own to exist as a mental space, a place of internal refuge or escape, of autonomous thought and creativity, free from domination, external expectations and pressures, certain physical and material requirements need to be met. an actual room of one’s own is something we all need from time to time, if we want to feel in control of our lives. mental space requires physical space, an actual room of one’s own – a room, it should be added, that is not monitored by an army of security cameras and that has a lock on the door.