Unspeakable Things

Author: Laurie Penny
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408826089
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Shortlisted for The Green Carnation Prize 2014 'This is not a fairytale. This is a story about how sex and money and power police our dreams.' Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruthless in her dissection of modern feminism and class politics as she is in discussing her own experiences in journalism, activism and underground culture. This is a book about poverty and prejudice, online dating and eating disorders, riots in the streets and lies on the television. The backlash is on against sexual freedom for men and women and social justice ­– and feminism needs to get braver. Penny speaks for a new feminism that takes no prisoners, a feminism that is about justice and equality, but also about freedom for all. It's about the freedom to be who we are, to love who we choose, to invent new gender roles, and to speak out fiercely against those who would deny us those rights. It is a book that gives the silenced a voice ­– a voice that speaks of unspeakable things.

Bitch Doktrin

Author: Laurie Penny
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 9783960540571
Size: 18.87 MB
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"Bitches get stuff done." Tina Fey Klug und provokant, witzig und kompromisslos sind Laurie Pennys herausragende Essays, die sie zu Recht zu einer der wichtigsten und faszinierenden Stimmen des zeitgenössischen Feminismus machen. Vom Schock der Trump-Wahl und den Siegen der extremen Rechten bis zu Cybersexismus und Hate Speech – Penny wirft einen scharfen Blick auf die brennenden Themen unserer Zeit. Denn gerade jetzt, in Zeiten sich häufender Krisen in Europa und Amerika, ist es Verpflichtung, geschlossen hinter der Gleichstellung von Frauen, People of Colour und LGBT zu stehen. Der Kampf gegen Diskriminierung ist kein Nebenschauplatz, sondern Voraussetzung für eine gerechte Gesellschaft. Weit davon entfernt, einen Kampf gegen "die Männer" zu führen, greift Penny den Status quo gezielt an: Es geht ihr um Fairness, Umverteilung von Vermögen, Macht und Einfluss – weitreichende Forderungen, die sie nicht abmildert, indem sie eine rosa Schleife darum bindet. Penny ruft dazu auf, sich nicht von jenen beeindrucken zu lassen, die uns den Mund verbieten und uns zu angepasster Liebenswürdigkeit zwingen wollen – sondern eine Bitch zu sein und die Stimme zu erheben.

Unsagbare Dinge Sex L Gen Und Revolution

Author: Laurie Penny
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783864381737
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Laurie Penny spricht das Unsagbare aus: Fucked-up Girls und Lost Boys, sexuelle Gewalt, Liebe und Lügen sind ihre Themen. Sie zeigt, dass Feminismus ein Prozess ist: Egal, wie man sich nennt - wichtig ist, wofür man kämpft. Laurie Penny zerlegt gnadenlos den modernen Feminismus und die Klassenpolitik, wenn sie von ihren eigenen Erfahrungen als Journalistin, Aktivistin und in der Subkultur berichtet. Es ist ein Buch über Armut und Vorurteile, Online-Dating und Essstörungen, Straßenkämpfe und Fernsehlügen. Der Backlash gegen sexuelle Freiheit für Männer und Frauen und gegen soziale Gerechtigkeit ist unübersehbar - und der Feminismus muss mutiger werden! Laurie Penny spricht für einen Feminismus, der keine Gefangenen macht, dem es um Gerechtigkeit und Gleichheit geht, aber auch um Freiheit für alle. Um die Freiheit zu sein, wer wir sind, zu lieben, wen wir wollen, neue Genderrollen zu erfinden und stolz gegenüber jenen aufzutreten, die uns diese Rechte verweigern wollen. Es ist ein Buch, das jenen eine Stimme gibt, denen das Sprechen verboten wird - eine Stimme, die das Unsagbare ausspricht.

Cybersexism

Author: Laurie Penny
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408853207
Size: 14.25 MB
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'The Internet was supposed to be for everyone... Millions found their voices in this brave new online world; it gave unheard masses the space to speak to each other without limits, across borders, both physical and social. It was supposed to liberate us from gender. But as more and more of our daily lives migrated on line, it seemed it did matter if you were a boy or a girl.' It's a tough time to be a woman on the internet. Over the past two generations, the political map of human relations has been redrawn by feminism and by changes in technology. Together they pose questions about the nature and organisation of society that are deeply challenging to those in power, and in both cases, the backlash is on. In this brave new world, old-style sexism is making itself felt in new and frightening ways. In Cybersexism, Laurie Penny goes to the dark heart of the matter and asks why threats of rape and violence are being used to try to silence female voices, analyses the structure of online misogyny, and makes a case for real freedom of speech – for everyone. Laurie Penny's forthcoming book, Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, will be published in 2014.

Everything Belongs To The Future

Author: Laurie Penny
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 9780765388278
Size: 13.66 MB
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Time is a weapon wielded by the rich, who have excess of it, against the rest, who must trade every breath of it against the promise of another day's food and shelter. What kind of world have we made, where human beings can live centuries if only they can afford the fix? What kind of creatures have we become? The same as we always were, but keener. In the ancient heart of Oxford University, the ultra-rich celebrate their vastly extended lifespans. But a few surprises are in store for them. From Nina and Alex, Margo and Fidget, scruffy anarchists sharing living space with an ever-shifting cast of crusty punks and lost kids. And also from the scientist who invented the longevity treatment in the first place. Everything Belongs to the Future is a bloody-minded tale of time, betrayal, desperation, and hope that could only have been told by the inimitable Laurie Penny. "The scariest, most enduring dystopias walk a fine line between parable and prediction. Penny erases that line. In this made-up story, the rich speciate from the poor; in our real world, working class lifespans are declining as the one percent live ever longer lives at ever-greater removes from the rest of us. This is no mere literary device. This is a pitiless allegory, calculated to enrage and terrify its readers." -- Cory Doctorow At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Your Orisons May Be Recorded

Author: Laurie Penny
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765384546
Size: 13.87 MB
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All prayers are answered, but sometimes the answer is no. And sometimes the answer is "let me talk to my manager and get back to you." From author Laurie Penny (Unspeakable) comes the Tor.Com Original novella, Your Orisons May Be Recorded. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.