Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Women & Power: A Manifesto

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 b...

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Women & Power: A Manifesto Reviews

  • Nicola
    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...
  • Monika
    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting comparisons. It j...
  • Ina Cawl
    It is a shame for women to be loudI don’t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don’t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it.Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what about women doest...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some connections I ...
  • Thomas
    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of women like El...
  • Ariel
    “But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male."I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tracks what women'...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend’s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! I’m no...
  • Lisa
    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of women - written by o...
  • Jan-Maat
    So short, I haven't quite intended to read it, this moment, but having in idleness picked it up and read a few pages nonchalantly I found I was near enough half way through. Two lectures padded out with illustrations (perhaps Beard had slides for her lectures) I felt these talks her in conversation ...

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