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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults Paperback – 16 August 2017
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I can't really think of another writer who so consistently and bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better' Caitlin MoranSmart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny’s writing establishes her as one of the most urgent and vibrant feminist voices of our time. From the shock of Donald Trump’s election and the victories of the far right, to online harassment and the transgender rights movement, these darkly humorous articles provoke challenging conversations about the definitive social issues of today. Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to contest injustice; she writes at the raw edge of the zeitgeist at a time when it has never been more vital to confront social norms. These revelatory, revolutionary essays will give readers hope and tools for change from one of today’s boldest commentators.
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Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist. She writes for Vice , the Guardian and many other publications, is a columnist and Contributing Editor at the New Statesman magazine. She was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing on her blog 'Penny Red'. She has reported on radical politics, protest, digital culture and feminism from around the world, working with activists from the Occupy movement and the European youth uprisings. She has 160,000 followers on Twitter and in 2012 won the British Media Awards' 'Twitter Public Personality of the Year' prize. Laurie is a nerd, a nomad and an activist. She is thirty years old and lives in London.
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Circus (16 August 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 140889548X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1408895481
- Item Weight : 300 g
- Dimensions : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Generic Name : Book
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A great deal to be inspired by in this bookReviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 27 August 2017
A great deal to be inspired by in this book, written by the magnificent Laurie Penny who never pulls her punches. I found myself skimming through some chapters which weren't so interesting as others but on the whole it's a rip roaring book which I highlighted like mad. Thank goodness I heard her talking on Woman's Hour about it or I would probably not have had the delightful experience of whipping through it in a day. Recommend to adults who haven't dissented until now.
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Educational but also readableReviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 16 September 2017
interesting and direct with a certain amount of repetitiveness. I think it opened my eyes to younger feminism in a readable way
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Excellent essays, little original contentReviewed in Germany 🇩🇪 on 19 September 2017
Penny's essays are excellent as always, and recommended reading for, well, pretty much everyone. She's got a lot to say on many diverse topics, and I happen to agree with her on most of them. My only beef with this book is that most of its texts are already known to me, since they've been previously published in newspapers and on online pages. So if you are already an avid reader of Penny's columns, chances are that few passages in this book will provide you with anything new.
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Political writing at its bestReviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 7 August 2017
Excellent essay collection from one of the best political writers around. It's funny, moving, angry, and an essential read for 2017.
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