Mujeres y poder

Author: Mary Beard
- Non-Fiction
- Crítica
- ISBN: 9786077475415
- Release Date: 07-17-2018


Con irónico ingenio, la conocida erudita británica del mundo clásico muestra el modo en que la historia ha tratado a las mujeres poderosas. Los ejemplos que ofrece van desde el mundo clásico hasta nuestros días, desde Medusa y Atenea hasta Theresa May y Hillary Clinton. Beard examina los cimientos de la misoginia mientras reflexiona sobre la voz pública de las mujeres, sobre nuestros supuestos culturales acerca de la relación de las mujeres con el poder y sobre las mujeres poderosas que no se doblegan al patrón masculino. Tras recapacitar acerca de las agresiones sexistas y de género experimentadas personalmente en la red, Mary Beard sostiene que si no se percibe a las mujeres dentro de las estructuras de poder, entonces lo que hay que redefinir es el propio poder. Un irresistible llamado para que las mujeres hablen, actúen y redefinan su poder.Breve, poderoso y excepcionalmente bien escrito.

"A modern feminist classic."The Guardian

From the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on women and power. 

At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since time immemorial. As far back as Homer's Odyssey, Beard shows, women have been prohibited from leadership roles in civic life, public speech being defined as inherently male. From Medusa to Philomela (whose tongue was cut out), from Hillary Clinton to Elizabeth Warren (who was told to sit down), Beard draws illuminating parallels between our cultural assumptions about women's relationship to power and how powerful women provide a necessary example for all women who must resist being vacuumed into a male template. With personal reflections on her own online experiences with sexism, Beard asks: If women aren't perceived to be within the structure of power, isn't it power itself we need to redefine? And how many more centuries should we be expected to wait?.

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