Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

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.

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The 944th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 54th on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)

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Women & Power: A Manifesto Hardcover 380 $15.15 2017
Women & Power: A Manifesto Kindle Edition 1606 2017
Women & Power: A Manifesto Hardcover 37634 $7.95 $11.39 2017
Women & Power: A Manifesto Paperback 386307 $7.71 $7.68 2018