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[Penny's] work on protest movements, sex, and desire has been at the forefront of feminist writing of the last few years. (Bitch)
Laurie Penny is already a respected commentator . . . She balances sophisticated theorising with the anecdotal . . . An exceptional writer with a shark-bite wit. (The Independent on Meat Market)
Incisive… A fascinating read. (Feministing.com on Meat Market)
Penny writes in raw, engaging prose about how blogging was a liberation from her troublesome teenage body, about the joys of being a geek, and--most interestingly--about what it is like to be on the receiving end of sexist abuse . . . A worthwhile and provocative read. (The Observer on Cybersexism)
Laurie Penny is a columnist and contributing editor at the New Statesman and editor at large at the New Inquiry, and has written for the Guardian, Salon, the Nation, and others. Her blog, Penny Red, was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2010, and she won the 2012 British Media Award for Twitter Public Personality of the Year; she has 84,000 followers. She is also the author of two previous books, Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism and the collection Penny Red. Laurie lives in London.
After reading this, I am positive men have it much worse in society...if this is the most women can complain of in today's society, they are lucky compared to men.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great review of feminism in the last half of the 20th century and the writing is passionate, lively and crystal clear. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mmk
One of the most on-point things I've read in a long time. Penny articulates with expertise realities that are so woven into modern American life that they can be otherwise... Read morePublished 2 months ago by madelyn
A critical look at modern-day systems of patriarchy, and a helpful primer on feminism and neoliberalism. Read morePublished 4 months ago by CQ
Amazing book! Laurie Penny has a unique voice in the Feminist world. Great read!Published 5 months ago by Crystal Martin
Laurie Penny's feminism does not happen in an armchair. It happens in the clashes of protestors and riot police on the streets, in beds where love matters more than fear or shame,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ed
Immature language around an important topic. Left me with the impression that she has some growing up to do so she can more solidly present her ideas without all the ranting and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by jessica R cushman