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Why you need to read the punchy, bold and urgent I Call Myself a Feminist

I Call Myself a Feminist


At the beginning of June, we published I Call Myself a Feminist in paperback. Punchy, bold and urgent, here’s why you need to read it:

 

‘Full of spirit, candour and good sense . . . provocative in all kinds of ways’

Telegraph   

 

‘It’s a real joy to see young women taking up feminism in such positive ways’

Herald 

 

‘Refreshing and eye-opening and much-needed . . . I Call Myself a Feminist might be specifically targeted at younger women but readers of any age stand to learn a whole lot from this anthology’

Katie Grant, Independent 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/i-call-myself-a-feminist-the-view-from-twenty-five-women-under-thirty-review-diverse-collection-gets-a6726186.html

 

‘There are many chapters here that enlighten, cheer, or rightly anger. Some have real style and swagger . . . the best are often those that refract wider social questions through the prism of personal experience . . . I Call Myself a Feminist provides a lively and heartfelt introduction to many of the flash points of feminism, and manages to be both relatable and inspirational’

Independent on Sunday

 

‘It’s so accessible and readable that you will be able to quote from it at length at anyone who tells you otherwise’

Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jessie-thompson/hello-sweet-art-i-call-my_b_8474828.htmll

 

‘These essays from 25 women under 30 give voice to interests spanning a range of issues including work, body image, trans rights, personal safety, sex, race, religion and ethnicity’

DIVA Magazine

 

‘Full of spirit, candour and good sense … a window on how women experience and deconstruct the linguistic confusions, the female body, the net, the romantic dinner, the concept of hysteria and other hangovers from Freudian phallocentricity. Provocative in all kinds of ways’

Chris Moss, Daily Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11967683/Nine-feminist-books-all-men-need-to-read.html

 

‘This short collection of short essays by 25 women under 30 is like a primer in why feminism still matters coupled with a call to action. ..the book manages to touch on what it means to be a feminist from the perspective of a muslim woman, a queer woman, a trans woman and woman of colour, while also exploiring intersectionality. There’s some rousing stuff here…’

The Observer

 

‘Inspiring collection of essays from feminists under 30 interspersed with quotes on being a woman from Toni Morrison, Jane Austen, Nora Ephron and many others. My best bit of this brilliant book comes from Roxanne Gay: ‘It’s hard to be told to “lighten up” because if you lighten up anymore you’re going to float the fuck away’’

Stylist

http://www.stylist.co.uk/books/the-best-new-books-novels-of-november-jean-lucey-pratt-number-11-public-library#gallery-3

 

‘10 books every feminist should read’- ‘A funny, fearless, frank feminist call to arms’

Red Magazine

http://www.redonline.co.uk/reviews/book-reviews/10-feminist-books

 

‘Expect: A collection of witty, insightful and brave essays on what it means to be a feminist in 2015, written by 25 under 30s. They cover everything from how they became feminists to body politics and what part religion can play…despite its widespread coverage and huge importance, many young men and women are still confused about what feminism means to them. This book is as funny and charming as it is deep and informative, and its essay format means it’s easy to pick up whenever you have a spare ten minutes.’

About Time Magazine

http://www.abouttimemagazine.co.uk/london/top-5-books-to-read-this-september/

 

‘Excellent compilation, an inspirational, frank and funny collection of essays by women  detailing why they unashamedly label themselves the F-word-and why we should too’

Katie Wright, Irish Examiner

 

Buy the book here.