Women & power : a manifesto / Mary Beard
Book | Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company | 2017 | First American edition.
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New York, N.Y. ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
xi, 115 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"A version of 'The Public voice of women' first appeared in the London Review of Books, 20 March 2014; 'Women in power' was published, also in the London Review of Books, 16 March 2017. Both were lectures presented by Mary Beard in the LRB Winter Lecture series."--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-104) and index.
Two essays connect the past with the present, tracing the history of misogyny to its ancient roots and examining the pitfalls of gender.
"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?"--Provided by publisher.
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Reproduction of (manifestation): Beard, Mary, 1955- Women & power London : Profile Books Ltd, 2017 9781788160605.
Children's Subject
Women Social conditions.
Power (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst01074219.
Sexism. (OCoLC)fst01114686.
Women Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947.
Women Social conditions.
HISTORY / Women.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.
Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922.
Beard, Mary, 1955- Public voice of women.
Beard, Mary, 1955- Women in power.
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Women and power.
Mary Beard, women & power.
Preface -- The public voice of women -- Women in power -- Afterword.
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