THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'Breathes life into conversations about feminism' PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE
'Very funny, very clever, very thoughtful and very relevant' DOLLY ALDERTON
Why do we find it so hard to say 'No'?
How can feminism be more inclusive?
What can rom-coms tell us about taking charge?
The Guilty Feminist will challenge you, reassure you and empower you to see the world differently.
From inclusion to intersectionality, #MeToo to men's rights, rom-coms to pornography, Deborah Frances-White tackles urgent questions for the modern woman. Featuring interviews with activists, businesswomen and all-round inspirations, The Guilty Feminist examines how women can abandon their guilt, say No (when they mean it), say Yes (when they want to), and to change the world - and ourselves - for the better.
Includes interviews with Jessamyn Stanley * Zoe Coombs Marr * Susan Wokoma * Phoebe Waller-Bridge * Hannah Gadsby * Reubs Walsh * Bisha K. Ali * Becca Bunce * Mo Mansfield * Leyla Hussein * Amika George
'Genius' Sunday Times
'Funny, fresh, thought-provoking' Observer
'Everything you wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' EMMA THOMPSON
'Quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation' ELIZABETH DAY
'Encouraging every woman to say: "I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen" ' Daily Express
'A passionate and engaging manifesto, reminding readers that feminism isn't one-size-fits-all' I
Comedian Frances-White shares lessons learned from creating and hosting The Guilty Feminist podcast in this bighearted effort to raise consciousness and incite activism among the timid. She writes, "It's not enough to feel like a good person: we need motivation to put things right. Doing nothing and saying nothing is tacit support." It starts, she suggests, with women embracing their own flawed selves, finding and using their voices, setting boundaries, and forming alliances. To succinct explanations of feminism's history, goals, and pitfalls, she adds advice, personal confessions, punchy examples, and a hefty dose of humor. Frances-White is meticulous and incisive, and makes a point to interview queer, nonbinary, disabled, and nonwhite colleagues (Jessamyn Stanley, Susan Wokoma, and Becca Bunce among them) on their feminism; repeatedly notes that she speaks from a place of white middle-class privilege; and acknowledges that gender is an increasingly fluid concept. With a distinct, lively, and consistently hilarious delivery, Frances-White upends common misconceptions feminists, she assures readers, can love lipstick and men and encourages readers to do "what you can, when you can" to end oppressive power structures. Feminists of any stripe will be moved by this rousing, funny, highly appreciative exhortation to "smash the patriarchy like a strong, green, healthy plant breaking through the foundations of an old house."