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Women & power: a manifesto

Women & power: a manifesto

Beard, Mary, 1955- author

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 Elizabeth Warren. 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. With personal reflections on her own experiences of the sexism and gendered aggression she has endured online, Mary asks: if women aren't perceived to be within the structures of power, isn't it power that we need to redefine?

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London : Profile Books 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Mary Beard
ISBN: 9781782834533
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Feminism.; Society.