Consent

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This is a story about how modern masculinity is killing the world, and how feminism can save it. It’s a story about sex and power and trauma and resistance and persistence. It’s a story about how you can track the crisis of democracy against the crisis of White masculinity, and how the far right is rising in response to both. It’s a story about a social change. And at the centre of that story is one simple idea: we are in the middle of a sexual revolution. Laurie Penny charts how, in our era of crisis, we are also witnessing a productive transformation: profound and permanent changes in how we define gender, sex, consent and whose bodies matter. These changes threaten the social and economic certainties that form our world. They threaten existing power structures, and they undermine the authority of institutions from the waged workplace to the nuclear family.

ISBN: 9781526602190 Author: Penny, Laurie Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: 3rd February 2022 Imprint: Bloomsbury Cover: Hardback Dewey: 305.42 (edition:23) Pages: 256 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

‘Captivating, emphatic and deeply inspiring, Sexual Revolution lifted me greatly by envisioning the possibilities of our moment’ V (formerly Eve Ensler)‘Brilliant; vital; revolutionary’ Kate Manne_________________This is a story about how modern masculinity is killing the world, and how feminism can save it. It’s a story about sex and power and trauma and resistance and persistence.Sex and gender are changing, and the world is changing with them. In this time of crisis, we are also witnessing a productive transformation: a revolutionary change in how we define gender, sex, consent and whose bodies matter.This sexual revolution is a threat to the social and economic order. It undermines the existing power structures and weakens the authority of institutions from the waged workplace to the nuclear family. No wonder the far right is fighting back so hard.Told with Laurie Penny’s trademark urgency and candour, Sexual Revolution is a hand-grenade of a book: both a manifesto for social change and a story of how feminism can save us.

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