Women & Power

Women & Power A Manifesto

Updated edition

Paperback (01 Nov 2018) | English

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Synopsis

An updated edition of the Sunday Times Bestseller Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, 'it's time for change - and now!' From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788160612
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Profile Books
Pub date:
Edition: Updated edition
DEWEY: 305.42
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 935
Number of pages: xiii, 127
Weight: 116g
Height: 111mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 12mm