Women & Power
Women & Power
A Manifesto
Mary Beard



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 back as Homer's Odyssey, Beard shows, women have been prohibited from leadership roles in civic life, public speech being defined as inherently male. From Medusa to Philomela (whose tongue was cut out), from Hillary Clinton to Elizabeth Warren (who was told to sit down), Beard draws illuminating parallels between our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship to power―and how powerful women provide a necessary example for all women who must resist being vacuumed into a male template. With personal reflections on her own online experiences with sexism, Beard asks: If women aren’t perceived to be within the structure of power, isn’t it power itself we need to redefine? And how many more centuries should we be expected to wait?

Title Women & Power
Subtitle A Manifesto
Author Mary Beard
Publisher Liveright
Title First Published 12 December 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 128 p.
ISBN-10 1631494759
ISBN-13 9781631494758
Publication Date 12 December 2017
Main content page count 128
Weight 32 oz.
 


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