Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto

At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since time immemorial. As far b At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women t...

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Title:Women & Power: A Manifesto
Author:Mary Beard
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1631494759
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Women & Power: A Manifesto Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Dec 21, 2017
    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...
  • Nicola
    Oct 29, 2017
    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...
  • Victoria (Eve's Alexandria)
    Nov 09, 2017
    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...
  • Steven
    Jan 19, 2018
    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...
  • Tiffany Reisz
    Dec 31, 2017
    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...
  • Raymond
    Dec 13, 2017
    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...
  • Becky
    Nov 01, 2017
    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...
  • Ina Cawl
    Dec 05, 2017
    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...
  • Monika
    Nov 23, 2017
    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...
  • Joanna Flis
    Oct 30, 2017
    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...