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In this book more than a dozen young writers outline their vision of the feminist future. Oona King, Britain's second black woman MP, tells us why feminism matters in government; Helen Wilkinson writes on Thatcher's liberating relationship with power; Stephanie Theobald gives us a darkly humorous attack on lesbian chic; Julie Bindel uncovers the dangers women still face inIn this book more than a dozen young writers outline their vision of the feminist future. Oona King, Britain's second black woman MP, tells us why feminism matters in government; Helen Wilkinson writes on Thatcher's liberating relationship with power; Stephanie Theobald gives us a darkly humorous attack on lesbian chic; Julie Bindel uncovers the dangers women still face in their own homes; Katharine Viner reminds us why the personal is still the political; novelist Livi Micheal's vivid portrayal of working-class women's lives is backed by Aminatta Forna's piece on why middle-class women are wrong to abandon feminism; novelist and playwright Jenny McLeod offers a personal view of the journey of the black woman in her family; Helen Simpson's short story is a gently hilarious look at motherhood; and five young girls tell us frankly and fearlessly what feminism means to them....

Title : On the Move: Feminism for a New Generation
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ISBN : 9781860493218
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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On the Move: Feminism for a New Generation Reviews

  • Leseparatist
    2018-10-03 19:30

    Some essays were interesting and informative, but frankly, too much of the punch relied on the essays from 15-18 yo girls, and the adult ones frequently failed to deliver. The essay about lesbianism vs. bisexuality (or actually bi-curiosity) made me chuckle... but cringe as well.

  • Evelyn
    2018-10-17 15:29

    One of my mum's friends wanted a non-fiction book that she could read with her 11-year-old daughter to introduce her to feminism, and I found this one at the library which looked suitable. On The Move was published in 1999, so it's rather dated, but the general themes and goals of feminism are still (sadly) relevant today, and the book is aimed at young girls and teenagers.It's a good compilation of mini-essays from a range of young British writers who are discussing a variety of topics (politics, media culture/portrayal of female stereotypes, the glass ceiling and sexism at work etc), as well as short opinion pieces on what is means to be a feminist and how this idea is constantly evolving. Having read so much about the subject, this book didn't provide me personally with anything new, but as an introduction to feminism for a young girl/teenager, it definitely still does the job.