Women & Power: A Manifesto

Professor Mary Beard

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

Published: 1st Nov '18

£6.99

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Description

An updated edition of the Sunday Times Bestseller 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.116 kg
Dimensions 10 × 111 × 178 mm
Page Count 144