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Women & Power

Women & Power

A Manifesto

by Professor Mary Beard
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/04/2019
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A year on from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the beginnings of #metoo movement Mary Beard revisits the gender agenda with new material on rape, consent and how the discussion has moved on.

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.

ISBN:
9781788160612
9781788160612
Category:
Feminism & feminist theory
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-04-2019
Publisher:
Profile Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
144
Dimensions (mm):
178x111x10mm
Weight:
0.12kg

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