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Women & Power: A Manifesto - Mary Beard
Women & Power: A Manifesto
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At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the... show more
At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since time immemorial. As far b
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ISBN: 9781631494758
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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Non Fiction, History
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4.5 Women & Power
Mary Beard does a wonderful job of giving historical context to current cultural attitudes. The first essay is essentially the history of men telling women to shut up. She examines how the simple act of speaking is, in point of fact, gendered. I found it revelatory that in many cases it isn't what i...
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5.0 Review of Women and Power by Mary Beard
This book is a simple collection of two speeches that historian Mary Beard gave on Women and Power. the lectures look at how the role of women in positions of power have been viewed beginning in ancient times with parallels that can still be seen today. I think this is a very important book for al...
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