Read Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults Online Free - -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 Moran
Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny's celebrated essays establishes her as one of the most important 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, this darkly humorous collection is an unflinching look at the definitive issues of our age.
Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to confront injustice; she writes at the raw edge of the zeitgeist at a time when it has never been more vital to challenge social norms. This revelatory, revolutionary collection will give readers hope and tools for change from a bitch who wants to get stuff done.
|Title||:||Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults|
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July 12, 2017
It will come as a surprise to absolutely no-one that I consider myself a feminist; academically, personally, and politically. As such I have read an awful lot of feminist writing, both for my degrees and in my free time - which is why there really weren't all that many new things for me to discov...
September 17, 2017
British journalist and opinion writer Laurie Penny is eminently quotable. She has enormous facility with a phrase, but also goes for big ideas. She is therefore doubly dangerous. If words are power, watch out for this keg of dynamite. It is only difficult to see where her experience and confidenc...
October 14, 2017
This is the third book of essays that I have read this year (You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain and Men Explain Things to Me). All three were written by women and in varying degrees were about feminism and role of women in our current culture. As I sit down to write...
August 26, 2017
Laurie Penny has been one of my favourite authors for a while now. Her incisive takes on how feminism can be more intersectional, more anti-capitalist, have continued to be on point as the United States and UK shamble towards their respective political armageddons (armagedda?). Penny’s Unspeakabl...
August 10, 2017
It might be a matter of experience (and generation?). But if you've spent many years of your life fighting for gender equality and a better world in general, and against sexism, racism, atomic energy and war, LP's obsession with "what do I call myself", "who is a feminist", "do I smoke", "do I we...
August 10, 2017
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley.
This is a collection of essays on various topics including the election of Donald Trump, transgender rights and rape culture. As ever Penny is witty and darkly humorous as well as deadly serious. You may not always agree with what she says but yo...
February 21, 2017
Everyone needs to read this collection.
October 09, 2017
Here for the thinking, just didn't love the format - this is a collection of relatively short articles and I wanted so much more exploration of the important issues Laurie Penny surfaces.
August 26, 2017
A provocative and enlightening collection of essays over relevant topics. The first and last chapters are the best.
September 14, 2017
The kind of book I want to keep with me at all times to shove it into strangers' faces, just to make everyone read it.