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The Public Woman

Social science


by
Joan Smith

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 286 pages

File size: 248 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Women have never had more freedom yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the workplace. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved ? and the price they’ve paid for it. From Amy Winehouse to Pussy Riot, from the veil to domestic violence, a war is being fought over women’s bodies and minds. Smith shows how misogyny has assumed new and dangerous forms as we confront an economic, social and religious backlash. But that’s only part of the story. The female eunuch has become the public woman, and she isn’t going to go quietly. Written with wit and passion, this forensic analysis sets out what we’re up against ? and how to fight back. ?Brilliant ? A compelling rap sheet of 21st century misogynies and a reprimand to anyone who declares the battle for gender equality is over’ – Robin Ince ?Joan Smith dares to expose woman-hating in all its forms. She does not shy away from naming religion and cultural relativism as barriers to liberation, and names men and the system of patriarchy as the problem. Read this book, not least because it will open your eyes to how much needs to be done before we consign male supremacy to the museum of ancient relics.’ – Julie Bindel

Women have never had more freedom yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the workplace. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved ? and the price they’ve paid for it. From Amy Winehouse to Pussy Riot, from the veil to domestic violence, a war is being fought over women’s bodies and minds. Smith shows how misogyny has assumed new and dangerous forms as we confront… (more)

Women have never had more freedom yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the workplace. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved ? and the price they’ve paid for it. From Amy Winehouse to Pussy Riot, from the veil to domestic violence, a war is being fought over women’s bodies and minds. Smith shows how misogyny has assumed new and dangerous forms as we confront an economic, social and religious backlash. But that’s only part of the story. The female eunuch has become the public woman, and she isn’t going to go quietly. Written with wit and passion, this forensic analysis sets out what we’re up against ? and how to fight back. ?Brilliant ? A compelling rap sheet of 21st century misogynies and a reprimand to anyone who declares the battle for gender equality is over’ – Robin Ince ?Joan Smith dares to expose woman-hating in all its forms. She does not shy away from naming religion and cultural relativism as barriers to liberation, and names men and the system of patriarchy as the problem. Read this book, not least because it will open your eyes to how much needs to be done before we consign male supremacy to the museum of ancient relics.’ – Julie Bindel

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