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1 Mar 2012

When hundreds gathered in 1970 for the UK's first women's liberation conference, a movement that had been gathering strength for years burst into a frenzy of radical action that was to transform the way we think, act and live. In the 40 years since then, the feminist movement has won triumphs and endured trials, but it has never weakened its resolve, nor for a moment been dull. The Guardian has followed its progress throughout, carrying interviews with and articles by the major figures, chronicling with verve, wit and often passionate anger the arguments surrounding pornography, prostitution, political representation, power, pay, parental rights, abortion rights, domestic chores and domestic violence. These are articles that, in essence, ask two fundamental questions: Who are we? Who should we be?

This collection brings together - for the first time - the very best of the Guardian's feminist writing. It includes the newspaper's pioneering women's editor, Mary Stott, writing about Margaret Thatcher, Beatrix Campbell on Princess Diana, Suzanne Moore interviewing Camille Paglia, and Maya Jaggi interviewing Oprah Winfrey; there's Jill Tweedie on why feminists need to be vocal and angry, Polly Toynbee on violence against women, Hannah Pool on black women and political power, and Andrea Dworkin writing with incendiary energy about the Bill Clinton sex scandal.

Lively, provocative, thoughtful and funny, this is the essential guide to the feminist thinking and writing of the past 40 years - the ultimate portrait of an ongoing revolution.


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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Books; Reprint edition (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852652275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852652275
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the definitive guide to feminist journalism. With articles by Linda Grant and Julie Burchill, and interviews with Toni Morrison and Susie Orbach, the book tackles the last 40 years of women's rights, from parent pay to abortion. Read it and lead the next dinner debate (Stylist)

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Forty years of the feminist movement as reported in the Guardian

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5.0 out of 5 stars Forty years and still going... 11 Mar 2014
By Trudi
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A collection of Guardian essays and interviews with some amazing women, many of whom deserve to be a lot more well known. This book is a good companion to anyone with an interest in Feminism, anyone taking a Women's Studies course, and anyone interested in social history.
I bought it to refresh my knowledge of feminism for an essay on Feminism and GIS, as part of my Applied Geographic Information Systems Masters course. It is easier and faster to read than a text book, and gives a good overall account of activism and change since the 1970s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Women of the rovoloution Book 21 Nov 2013
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Bought this for my sister as she is a die hard feminist. She will love it, but I had a flick through and it had a good amount of information in a well presented way. I am certain she will love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Women of the Revolution 13 Oct 2013
By Anna
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Took me back to my early feminist days. Wish their had been a revolution, not watered down version we have today.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Feminism 31 Jan 2013
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I haven't read this yet, as I bought it for a friend's birthday gift, but she tells me that she is really enjoying reading it .
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