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Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights (Hardback)

By Lewis, Helen

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Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Helen Lewis argues that feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten ...in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It's time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women. In this book, you'll meet the working-class Suffragettes who advocated bombings and arson; the princess who discovered why so many women were having bad sex; the pioneer of the refuge movement who became a men's rights activist; the `striker in a sari' who terrified Margaret Thatcher; the wronged Victorian wife who definitely wasn't sleeping with the prime minister; and the lesbian politician who outraged the country. Taking the story up to the present with the twenty-first century campaign for abortion services, Helen Lewis reveals the unvarnished - and unfinished - history of women's rights. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Difficult Women is a funny, fearless and sometimes shocking narrative history, which shows why the feminist movement has succeeded - and what it should do next. The battle is difficult, and we must be difficult too.
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ISBN 9781787331280
Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781787331280
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 27 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lewis, Helen
Category British & Irish History
Women's Studies
Feminism
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 305.420922
Weight 625g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Feminism - History - Great Britain, Women - Political activity - History - Great Britain
NBS Text Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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