100 Nasty Women of History

Author: Hannah Jewell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781473671263

Category: History

Page: 438

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100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world.In the final debate of the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump leaned into the microphone as Hillary Clinton spoke about social security and called his opponent 'such a nasty woman'. The phrase has stuck around and has since become something of a badge of honour for women around the world. What better time than now, then, for us to look back and learn a thing or two from the 'nasty' women of the past? Compiled and written by BuzzFeed writer Hannah Jewell, 100 Nasty Women of History contains profiles of women from across every century, race and continent, united in the fact that they were all a bit 'nasty'. From 3rd-century Japanese Empress Jingu to 20th-century British social reformer Octavia Hill, these are the women who were bold and powerful, but maybe put people (men's) backs up by being so. 100 Nasty Women of History is an accessible, intelligent, hilarious (and sometimes sweary) guide to the history-making women whom you probably don't know - but definitely should.

100 Nasty Women of History

Author: Hannah Jewell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473671272

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 1576


'Vital reading' STYLIST '...hooting with laughter - what a swashbuckler that Hannah Jewell is' MARINA HYDE 'Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be' PHILIPPA PERRY 'A fantastic addition to your feminist library and historical knowledge.' ANN SHEN, author of Bad Girls Throughout History * * * * * * 100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world. These are the women who were deemed too nasty for their times, too nasty to be recognised, too nasty to be paid for their work and sometimes too nasty to be allowed to live. When you learn about women in history, they're often made out to be shining, glittering souls. But when you hear about these Bold-Yet-Morally-Irreproachable Women of History who were 100% Pure and GoodTM, you're probably not being told the best bits of her life. You probably missed the part where she: Slept around Wore men's clothes Crashed planes Led a revolution Terrorised the seven seas Wrote ~sensual poetry~ Punched a Nazi (metaphorically, but not always) These are the women you've probably never heard of, but should. Take these stories and tell them to your friends, because everyone should know about the nasty women from history who gave zero f*cks whatsoever. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History you need to know about.

She Caused a Riot

Author: Hannah Jewell

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781492662921

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3621


"Originally published in 2017 in the United Kingdom by Hodder UK as 100 nasty women of history"--Title page verso.

We Need Snowflakes

Author: Hannah Jewell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473672163

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 2710


'Entertaining... Sane about much of the madness that grips us today' TLS 'An incisive look at the reality of "woke" culture, and who gains from demonising a generation.' GUARDIAN ___________________________________________________________________________________ Is 'cancel culture' spiralling out of hand? Are the youth of today oversensitive, mollycoddled and intellectually weak? Does the scourge of political correctness threaten the very fabric of our society? Indignant politicians, columnists and baby boomers certainly think so. The problem, we're told repeatedly, is that the current generation is full of hypersensitive cowards; 'snowflakes' who are obsessed with making mountains out of molehills. A safe space here, an unruly protest there, it's all proof that they don't know how to handle the real world. But what if you were to drown out that noise and talk to the snowflakes themselves? What are they actually asking for? How are they going about it? And who's really benefitting from all the anger being directed towards them? In this timely and subversive book, journalist and author Hannah Jewell investigates the stories behind the headlines and finds that, shockingly, most of them have been blown out of proportion. 'Cancel culture' isn't really a culture at all, many of the people who claim to have been silenced are doing quite well now, thank you very much, and maybe it's ok to think swastikas daubed in faeces in a campus bathroom is something that should be adequately investigated. The truth is that snowflakes understand plenty about the 'real world', which is why they want to see it change. And that is what their detractors are actually scared of.

For Her Own Good

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich,Deirdre English

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 857


The authors present provocative new perspectives on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.

The Threat

Author: Lilia Giugni

Publisher: September Publishing

ISBN: 191283698X

Category: Social Science

Page: 71

View: 3413


Why has the digital revolution been damaging for so many women? And what can be done about it? The Threat explores today's digital capitalism through the prism of the women who are harmed by it globally. Some of them are victimised through digital devices. Others are exploited while producing them. And some don’t even have access to the Internet, but are brutally raped in wars funded by the minerals that make our tablets work. With the help of individuals' stories and interviews, activist and academic Dr Lilia Giugni explores how millions of women across the world are violated, exploited and marginalised due to processes of technological change. She unpacks the tight intersections between technology, patriarchy and capitalism - exposing the profit-driven market in which our digital devices are designed and built, and the patriarchal society that shapes who gets to use them and how. Above all, Lilia Giugni gives us very practical ideas to help us take back the tech: turning technology into a truly emancipatory force and a leverage to create a better and more just future for women and for all. 'A brilliant and engaging exposé of how the forces of capitalism and patriarchy penetrate our digital world - and what women can do to fight back.' Hannah Jewell, author of ;100 Nasty Women of History

The Practice of U.S. Women's History

Author: S. J. Kleinberg,Eileen Boris,Vicki Ruíz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 672


Collection of seventeen original essays on women's lives from the colonial period to the present, contributors take the competing forces of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion and region into account.