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Women of the Revolution : Forty Years of Feminism

By (author) Kira Cochrane

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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
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 299.37g
  • 01 Sep 2012
  • Guardian Books
  • London
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0852652275
  • 9780852652275
  • 168,710

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KIRA COCHRANE is the women's editor for the Guardian and writes a regular column in the New Statesman.

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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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