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The New Feminism

Natasha Walter

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Feminism & feminist theory

In the tradition of THE FEMALE EUNUCH, BACKLASH and THE BEAUTY MYTH - a major polemic on British feminism which sets the agenda for the 21st century. THE NEW FEMINISM is a breath of fresh air.

Where has British feminism gone Has it retreated into the academy, did it burn out at Greenham Common, has it emigrated to the United States Natasha Walter discovers that there is a new feminism right here and now in Britain. It is alive and kicking and speaking in the voices of young British women. In defining this new feminism, Natasha Walter celebrates women's growing power, casts aside the dogma of previous generations, and argues that the old adage 'The Personal is Political' does more harm than good. Because above all, this new feminism is frankly materialist. Who cares about how women dress, how they talk, how they make love First, feminism must deliver political power and economic equality.

With tremendous wit, verve and intelligence, THE NEW FEMINISM marks out fresh ground in feminist debate.

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Praise for The New Feminism

  • Forceful and accessible . . . Here is a book with challenging arguments, provocative statements and clarion calls to action, written with passion, courage and good humour - Michele Roberts, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

  • It will inspire a new generation of women - Anna Murphy, OBSERVER

  • At her spirited best, she is a symbol...of power and confidence, and a hopeful sign of new feminist stories in a more egalitarian future - Elaine Showalter, GUARDIAN

  • Lively, intelligent and independent - Frances Spalding, THE SUNDAY TIMES

  • The New Feminism is a happy, celebratory affair, and everyone is invited - Isobel Fonseca, INDEPENDENT

  • Astute and impressive - ELLE

  • Better than a dose of Paglia any day. Save it for your children to marvel over - MARIE CLAIRE

  • Compelling re-evaluation of what feminism has achieved - Matthew de Abaitua, ESQUIRE

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Natasha Walter

Natasha Walter graduated with a double First in English from Cambridge University and also spent time studying and teaching at Harvard University. She has worked and written for VOGUE, MIRABELLA and the TLS. She is currently Deputy Literary Editor at the INDEPENDENT.

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