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The Pocket Guide To Patriarchy

Maya Oppenheim

The essential guide for women everywhere, The Pocket Guide to the Patriarchy is full to the brim with unbelievable stats, shocking figures and emboldening knowledge to understand and fight the patriarchal systems holding all of us back. Across the world, women are still denied opportunities and rights. The home remains the most dangerous place for women to be worldwide; with the majority of homicide victims who are women being killed by partners or relatives. In some countries, women who get abortions after they are raped face jail time. Less than 20 per cent of landholders in the world are women. Despite all these truths, many would prefer to blame women. For not demanding a seat at the table. For walking home alone at night. For not working hard enough to overcome the odds that are stacked against them. In her first fact-filled, inclusive and energising book, Maya Oppenheim supplies you with the unforgettable realities, real-world anecdotes and tales of resistance to help you combat denial and continued injustice as the far-right grows and women's rights come under attack. If yet another rebuttal of patriarchy leaves you lost for words, this book can be pulled out of your pocket. Utilising her breadth of experience as Women's Correspondent at The Independent - and as the only women's correspondent at a UK news outlet - Maya leaves no stone left unturned and sparks new conversations on: Women's Health Sexual Violence Criminal Justice System Sex Work Policing Far Right Abortion Rights And much more across 22 chapters. Combining poignant stories with startling evidence, The Pocket Guide to the Patriarchy is a blazing examination of the systems rigged against us and offers a way forward that could prompt sustainable reform and build a better world for us all. 'A vital read' Refuge 'Well-written, concise and necessary' Sarah Solemani 'Enormously useful' Selma James, feminist thinker, campaigner and author 'An immersive deep dive into the barriers hiding in plain sight that keep women locked out and left behind' Adele Zeynep Walton, Dazed Book Columnist

  • Classification : GENERAL NON-FICTION
  • Pub Date : OCT 28, 2023
  • Imprint : Trapeze
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  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781398721630
  • Price : INR 499
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Maya Oppenheim

Maya Oppenheim is The Independent's Women's Correspondent and the only Women's Correspondent at a UK news outlet. Since starting the role in 2018, she has reported extensively on the themes explored in her book - carrying out interviews with survivors who have first-hand experience of the issues, experts, campaigners, and frontline workers. As well as writing news, features and investigative stories, she writes and curates a women-focused weekly newsletter for The Independent titled Independent Women. Topics Maya had long been writing about previously deemed more marginal have climbed up the political and news agenda, with her helping set the agenda in this area. Prior to working as the Women's Correspondent, she worked on The Independent's News Desk and People Desk, after working as a freelance journalist for Vice, New Statesman, i-D magazine, Buzzfeed, Dazed & Confused, and other publications.

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