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A feminist's fear of forty

I can remember my mum turning 40. I was 11 at the time. She looked sad and told me “I feel so old” so I said “no, you’re not,” obviously thinking “yes, you are” plus “I’ll make sure I never get like that.” Deep down, some part of me felt that if my mother didn’t like being 40 so much, she shouldn’t have let it happen to her. 1,153 more words


Spare Rib - Online

Title:   Spare Rib

Publisher:   British Library, Journal Archive

Published:   1972 – 1993

Spare Rib was an active part of the emerging women’s liberation movement in the late 20th century. 94 more words

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Title:  Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches.

Author:   Audre Lorde

First Published:   1984

In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. 16 more words


The New Hite Report

Title:   The New Hite Report: The Revolutionary Report on Female Sexuality

Author:   Shere Hite

First Published:   2000

This new report includes previously unpublished data and personal accounts from women in the UK and Commonwealth. 93 more words


Fear of Flying

Title:   Fear of Flying

Author:   Erika Jong

First Published:   1973

Compulsive daydreamer Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads. Five years of marriage have made her itchy – itchy for men, and itchy for solitude. 62 more words

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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

Title:   Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

Author:   Gloria Steinem

First Published: 1983

These essays from Gloria Steinem’s first three decades of work offer a portrait of a woman who was not only one of the savviest leaders of the women’s liberation movement, but also a profoundly humane thinker with a wide-ranging intellect and irresistible wit. 69 more words


The Female Eunuch

Title:   The Female Eunuch

Author:   Germaine Greer

First Published:   1979

The Female Eunuch is a landmark in the history of the women’s movement. Drawing liberally from history, literature and popular culture, past and present, Germaine Greer’s searing examination of women’s oppression is at once an important social commentary and a passionately argued masterpiece of polemic.