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Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution

Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution

  • Title: Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution
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  • ISBN : 9781408857694
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 276 pages


Smart, clear eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics, and the Internet.Celebrated journalist and activist Laurie Penny draws on a broad history of feminist thought and h Smart, clear eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics, and the Internet.Celebrated journalist and activist Laurie Penny draws on a broad history of feminist thought and her own experience in radical subcultures in America and Britain to take on cultural phenomena from the Occupy movement to online dating, give her unique spin on economic justice and freedom of speech, and provide candid personal insight to rally the defensive against eating disorders, sexual assault, and internet trolls Unspeakable Things is a book that is eye opening not only in the critique it provides, but also in the revolutionary alternatives it imagines


Author Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a journalist, an author, a feminist and a net denizen She is Contributing Editor at New Statesman magazine, and writes and speaks on social justice, pop culture, gender issues and digital politics for The Guardian, The Independent, Vice, Salon, The Nation, The New Inquiry and many She is the author of Cybersexism, Penny Red and Meat Market Female Flesh Under Capitalism, as




Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution Reviews (31)

  • As with The Speed of Dark , this was a birthday gift for my friend Rebecca I like my original review, so here s just a few new thoughts from this second reading.Second review Finished on February 6, 2018This time around, I read Unspeakable Things Sex, Lies and Revolution with a slightly critical ey [..]

  • Two and a half stars Laurie Penny is a powerful writer Her writing is strong, clear, and opinionated and reads with a propelling force I think she s a great young feminist and progressive voice I also think this book is a very worthwhile read But I m giving it less than three stars because of Penny [..]

  • You can t win If you choose to devote less of your time to grooming as a political statement, you re a hairy bra burning feminist and nobody has any obligation to listen to anything you have to say, but if you embrace conventional beauty standards, or appear to enjoy them for their own sake, yo [..]

  • This is such a fantastic fucking book Laurie Penny writes about feminism is such a vibrant and powerful way She s a manifesto writer I found myself wanting to talk about the ideas she raises with everyone around me I emailed passages to my friends okay, I emailed a number of passages to my friends T [..]

  • I think I just have to cop to the fact I m straight up too old for this book.Penny s problem isn t that she s wrong, exactly, when she talks about things like rape culture and the commodification of female social connections for the profit of Silicon Valley VCs It s just that she neither adds much n [..]

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