Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution (Paperback)
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Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for The Green Carnation Prize 2014 'This is not a fairytale. This is a story about how sex and money and power police our dreams.' Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruthless in her dissection of modern feminism and class politics as she is in discussing her own experiences in journalism, activism and underground culture. This is a book about poverty and prejudice, online dating and eating disorders, riots in the streets and lies on the television. The backlash is on against sexual freedom for men and women and social justice - and feminism needs to get braver. Penny speaks for a new feminism that takes no prisoners, a feminism that is about justice and equality, but also about freedom for all. It's about the freedom to be who we are, to love who we choose, to invent new gender roles, and to speak out fiercely against those who would deny us those rights. It is a book that gives the silenced a voice - a voice that speaks of unspeakable things.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408824740

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“A feminist text by one of the most exciting writers on social justice”

It was only after hearing some lovely Booktubers raving about Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny that I discovered its existence and immediately sought it out. I am thoroughly glad that I did!

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16th May 2016
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“A load of hot air”

For a writer who claims to have given up trying to be the stereotype Manic Pixie Dream Girl her book really does come across as that Avril Lavgine-spunkish-happy-go-lucky-dreams-can-come-true-woo-hoo! attitude which... More

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25th February 2016
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Out of all the books on feminism I've read so far this is definitely the best. Penny addresses every aspect of feminism and how it can help everybody, not just women, but men, children and society as a whole. And... More

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27th February 2015
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