In the UK, women have found themselves disproportionately jobless as a result of the recession, and even before that were paid less than men for the same amount of work. Overseas, news stories in the last month have included the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, a woman who committed suicide after Moroccan law forced her to marry her rapist, and attention given to the mass rapes carried out in Uganda by Kony's forces.
Against this background, the assumption that feminism has achieved its aims does not hold water. Recent years have seen a new generation of feminists, whose books including 'The Equality Illusion', 'Living Dolls' and 'Full Frontal Feminism' have been forming a new, third wave of feminism. This timely new book by Samantha Lyle of Warwick University, provides a new up-to-date overview of all these recent developments, placing feminism in a firmly twenty-first century context.
Grounded in solid theory, but packed with practical and often disturbing stories and statistiscs, this book will appeal to students and general readers alike.