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The Public Woman By Joan Smith

The Public Woman by Joan Smith

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Summary

How are women supposed to make sense of the world today? Women have never had more freedom - yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the boardroom. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text, Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved - and the price they've paid for it.

The Public Woman Summary

The Public Woman by Joan Smith

How are women supposed to make sense of the world today? Women have never had more freedom - yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the boardroom. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text, Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved - and the price they've paid for it. From spiteful media campaigns and a justice system that allows rapists to go free, to domestic violence, 'honour crimes' and sex-trafficking, Smith shows that womanhating has assumed new and sinister forms. Smith celebrates the fact that the female eunuch has become the public woman, but argues that we're living in an increasingly hostile world. A call to arms, The Public Woman sets out what we're up against - and how to fight back.

The Public Woman Reviews

"Joan Smith dares to expose woman-hating in all its forms. She does not shy away from naming religion and cultural relativism as barriers to liberation, and names men and the system of patriarchy as the problem. Read this book, not least because it will open your eyes to how much needs to be done before we consign male supremacy to the museum of ancient relics." Julie Bindel "Brilliant - A compelling rap sheet of 21st century misogynies and a reprimand to anyone who declares the battle for gender equality is over." Robin Ince

About Joan Smith

Joan Smith is a novelist, journalist, campaigner for human rights and a former chair of the Writers in Prison committee at International PEN. She writes for several national newspapers, including the Independent, and is a regular broadcaster.She is the author of What Will Survive, Moralities, the highly acclaimed Misogynies and five detective novels. Author location: London, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction 1: Display Britain's Got Narcissism Polar Disorder Performance Vagina Cantata 2: Domination Queen Wag Calm Down, Dear Crystal's Story Keeper of the Flame Veiled Messages 3: Enforcement Possession 'Tis Pity She's A Whore Buying Power The Witches of Perugia Conclusion Declaration of the Rights of Women

Additional information

GOR005292736
9781908906045
1908906049
The Public Woman by Joan Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The Westbourne Press
2013-05-07
240
N/A
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