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The New Feminism

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781860496394

Price: £10.99

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Where has British feminism gone? Has it retreated into the academy, did it burn out at Greenham Common, has it emigrated to the United States? Natasha Walter discovers that there is a new feminism right here and now in Britain. It is alive and kicking and speaking in the voices of young British women. In defining this new feminism, Natasha Walter celebrates women’s growing power, casts aside the dogma of previous generations, and argues that the old adage ‘The Personal is Political’ does more harm than good. Because above all, this new feminism is frankly materialist. Who cares about how women dress, how they talk, how they make love? First, feminism must deliver political power and economic equality.

With tremendous wit, verve and intelligence, THE NEW FEMINISM marks out fresh ground in feminist debate.

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It will inspire a new generation of women
Anna Murphy, OBSERVER
At her spirited best, she is a symbol...of power and confidence, and a hopeful sign of new feminist stories in a more egalitarian future
Elaine Showalter, GUARDIAN
Lively, intelligent and independent
Frances Spalding, THE SUNDAY TIMES
Compelling re-evaluation of what feminism has achieved
Matthew de Abaitua, ESQUIRE
Better than a dose of Paglia any day. Save it for your children to marvel over
Right on, say I, speaking as an old feminist
Val Hennessy, WOMAN'S JOURNAL (Book of the Month)
Astute and impressive
Forceful and accessible . . . Here is a book with challenging arguments, provocative statements and clarion calls to action, written with passion, courage and good humour
The New Feminism ricochets with dynamic ideas, boasting a breadth of vision and irresistible panache that is, quite simply, to die for
Deirdre Molloy, THE LIST
The New Feminism is a happy, celebratory affair, and everyone is invited
Isobel Fonseca, INDEPENDENT