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The Resource Difficult women : a history of feminism in 11 fights, Helen Lewis

Difficult women : a history of feminism in 11 fights, Helen Lewis

Label
Difficult women : a history of feminism in 11 fights
Title
Difficult women
Title remainder
a history of feminism in 11 fights
Statement of responsibility
Helen Lewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first book by the acclaimed journalist Helen Lewis - the imperfect and unfinished story of the battles for women's rights. Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Helen Lewis argues that feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It's time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women. In this book, you'll meet the working-class suffragettes who advocated bombings and arson; the princess who discovered why so many women were having bad sex; the pioneer of the refuge movement who became a men's rights activist; the 'striker in a sari' who terrified Margaret Thatcher; the wronged Victorian wife who definitely wasn't sleeping with the prime minister; and the lesbian politician who outraged the country. Taking the story up to the present with the twenty-first-century campaign for abortion services, Helen Lewis reveals the unvarnished - and unfinished - history of women's rights. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Difficult Women is a funny, fearless and sometimes shocking narrative history, which shows why the feminist movement has succeeded - and what it should do next. The battle is difficult, and we must be difficult too
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Helen
Dewey number
305.42
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffragists
  • Feminists
  • Women's rights
  • Feminism
  • Women
Label
Difficult women : a history of feminism in 11 fights, Helen Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066780407
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781787331297
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020008703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1142537610
Label
Difficult women : a history of feminism in 11 fights, Helen Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066780407
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781787331297
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020008703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1142537610

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