Book launch of Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation by Julie Bindel.
Join the conversation between Claire Heuchan and Julie Bindel about Feminism for Women. In this searing and ground-breaking book, Bindel deconstructs the many pervasive myths about feminism – Do women really want what men have? Can men be feminists? Are women liberated by sexual violation? – assessing whether feminism has achieved its goals and debunking theories that second wave feminism is irrelevant and one-dimensional.
‘Feminism for Women needs to come with a very large trigger warning: ‘this book may change your mind’. Written for young feminists, it should be read by everyone. Bindel has rescued the story of radical feminism from airless conference halls and impenetrable Gender Studies courses specialising in erasing feminists and our histories’ (Gita Sahgal)
Julie Bindel is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and researcher. She has been active in the global campaign to end violence towards women and children since 1979, co-founded Justice for Women in 1990 and the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize in 1998. She writes regularly for The Observer, Spectator, Telegraph and Unherd, is the author of over 30 book chapters and reports. Her previous books include Straight Expectations (shortlisted for the Polari Prize) and The Pimping of Prostitution. Her new book Feminism for Women is published on 2nd September and can be preordered from all good book sellers.
Claire Heuchan is an author and award-winning essayist who blogs as Sister Outrider. She writes for leading lesbian media site AfterEllen.com, is a columnist for Lesbian and Gay News, and chairs the lesbian book group Labrys Lit. Claire co-authored What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions with Nikesh Shukla. As well as a book about Black British women’s experiences, she is currently working on her fiction debut. Claire’s work has featured in collections such as To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe & 404 Ink’s bestseller Nasty Women.
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