The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Exploring more than 100 of the most important ideas, organizations, and events to have defined the feminist movement, this is an essential introduction to feminism.
Joining DK's best-selling Big Ideas series, The Feminism Book, narrated by Antonia Beamish, is a complete study of feminism. Trace the subject from its origins, through the suffrage campaigns of the late 19th century, to recent developments such as the Everyday Sexism Project and the #MeToo movement. Examine the ideas that underpin feminist thought through crucial figures, from Simone de Beauvoir to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and discover the wider social, cultural, and historical context of their impact. Find out who campaigned for birth control, when the term "intersectionality" was coined, and what "postfeminism" really means in this comprehensive audiobook.
Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text, the most significant concepts and theories have never been easier to understand. Packed with inspirational quotations, The Feminism Book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the subject.
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 13 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 19, 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #150,624 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#178 in Women History
#236 in Civil Rights & Liberties (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,692 in Political Science (Audible Books & Originals)
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This is an impressive book that documents not just the movements within a movement, but also the principal events and the women who were at the centre of each of them. It has a chapter that criticises pornography as ‘an essential sexuality of male power’. The focus on Judith Butler comes in the chapter on the difference between sex and gender, where, it holds that gender ‘is a set of repeated acts’.
The chapter ‘”God’s Plan” is often a front for men’s plans’ exposes the chauvinistic foundation of religion. Richard Dawkins must be praying that all women are liberated for that will mean many more men will follow suit, but there is a movement within feminism that continues to embrace religion except that ‘feminist theology’ is not male-centric.
The big question is whether the growing movement has a narrow direction in which women might break free from men but leaves humanity divided. Closing the book with the #MeToo movement rather than a discussion as to how equality can work is probably the book’s singular drawback because there are many men who will champion the right of women as equals, but the feminist movement might move in a direction that excludes the community of such men.
By Ahmad abu libdeh on December 25, 2019