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The Guilty Feminist

Deborah Frances-White



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11 September 2018
Society & Social Sciences; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women; Humour
In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I wanted desperately for women to be taken seriously in leadership roles all over the world, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.

A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White.

From inclusion to the secret power of rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about gender, Deborah Frances-White explores what it means to be a 21st-century feminist, and encourages us to make the world better for all women.

The book also includes exclusive interviews with performers, activists and thinkers - Jessamyn Stanley, Zoe Coombs Marr, Susan Wokoma, Bisha K. Ali, Reubs Walsh, Becca Bunce, Amika George, Mo Mansfied and Leyla Hussein - plus a piece from Hannah Gadsby.
By:   Deborah Frances-White
Imprint:   Virago
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 140mm,  Width: 218mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   358g
ISBN:   9780349010137
ISBN 10:   0349010137
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   11 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Deborah Frances-White is the host of the hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, a founder member of The Spontaneity Shop, co-author of The Improv Handbook, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and regularly speaks in businesses about diversity and inclusion. Find out more at, or follow her on Twitter @guiltfempod or @deborahfw.

Reviews for The Guilty Feminist

Slicing through the fun and foibles of 21st-century womanhood with deft and funny prose, the book covers everything from our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies. Existing fans of her podcast and newcomers alike will love this irreverent guide to a very modern tug of war. * Red magazine * Deborah Frances-White's book has all the joy, complexity, importance and pleasure of The Guilty Feminist podcast * Stella Duffy * An incredible read on confidence, gender and looking after ourselves and each other * Aisling Bea * 'This really is the everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' manual. From a mind as lucid and witty as it is kind and empathetic comes essential reading for the planet.' EMMA THOMPSON * Emma Thompson *

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