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Feminism: A Graphic Guide (Paperback)

Cathia Jenainati

Judy Groves

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Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive; we’re starting to see women of all sizes in our magazines; and historic sexual abuse cases are making headlines and causing change. Do we still need feminism? What does it mean to be a feminist anyway?

In this unique, illustrated introduction, Cathia Jenainati and Judy Groves help us to explore these questions, on a tour of the history of conscious struggle against sexist oppression – from 16th-century challenges to the idea of women as weak and irrational to 19th- and 20th-century ‘waves’ of feminism and suffrage movements, to present-day conversations about MeToo, black feminism, and women’s rights in the Middle East. Culture, critical theory and popular action combine to give us a picture of the challenges faced and victories secured in improving women’s rights and changing attitudes towards gender.

As we’ll see, there is no one, singular feminism, but Feminism: A Graphic Guide will help us to engage with the heated debates that still take place and the work still to be done.

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Cathia Jenainati is Head of the School of
Cross-Faculty Studies at the University of Warwick, and programme director for
the BA Liberal Arts and BASc Global Sustainable Development.


Judy Groves is a painter and illustrator.
She has illustrated ten Introducing Graphic Guides, including: Aristotle, Political Philosophy, and


about this book

ISBN: 9781785784903

Price: 17.95 USD 17.95 USD 12.99 GBP

Pages: 192

Publication date: 08/08/2019

Category: Sex & Gender Studies

Series: Introducing...

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