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- Print Length: 104 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1522905286
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- Publication Date: June 24, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B010E3WRGC
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HISTORY: THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY - 2nd EDITION: Eve, Cleopatra, Isabel the Catholic, Marie Curie, Winnie Mandela, Benazir Bhutto. Lessons ... Africa Italy Catholic Judaism Protestant)) Kindle Edition
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From Eve, the so-called Mother of Mankind, to 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Atkinson explores the pivotal role a few remarkable women played, and continue to play, in the world’s affairs.
From Eve’s ‘fall from grace,’ she discusses the origins of the misogynistic male mindset regarding women and their role in society from its beginnings. Eve, who was tempted by the serpent to taste the fruit from the ‘tree of knowledge,’ is characterized as the reason for humanities suffering and the expulsion from Eden. My only complaint about this offering is that the author failed to mention that since Eve was the first to acquire ‘knowledge,’ women had a head start on men in the intelligence department, a fact that is reinforced by the different reactions of Eve and her mate, Adam, to their dilemma. Even as written, however, it goes a long way to making sense of the male reactions to women who broke out of the expected mold over the centuries.
Atkinson offers detailed portraits of several women who, throughout our history, have refused to allow themselves to be pigeon-holed and treated as ‘less than fully human.’ Women like Cleopatra, Marie Curie, Benazir Bhutto, and Hillary Clinton, who, rather than allowing themselves to be defined by men, defined themselves, and in so doing, initiated changes that reverberate long after they’ve gone from the scene.
For anyone who wants an alternative look at the history we’ve been spoon-fed most of our lives, I can think of no better book to begin the process.
I liked the women the authorise to include. Many of them I had not heard of. I will probably read more about some of these women. I liked how the author mentioned each woman's controversies and not just all positive aspects of their lives. The book was too short for comprehensive discussions about these women's lives. But, given the length it was still informative.