A Book for Her by Bridget Christie

By Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie is a humorist, fool and feminist. at the thirtieth of April 2012, a guy farted within the Women's reviews part of a bookstall and it replaced her lifestyles eternally. A e-book For Her information Christie's twelve years of nameless toil within the bowels of stand-up comedy and the surprising epiphany that made her, unbelievably, some of the most severely acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing jointly the threads that hyperlink a pungent scent within the women's stories part to the worldwide feminist fight. learn the way great Peter Stringfellow's fish tastes, how yoghurt ads perpetuates rape myths, and the way Emily Bronte used a different ladies' pen to jot down Wuthering Heights. If you're attracted to comedy and feminism, then this is often certainly the ebook for you. in case you hate either then I'd most likely supply it a leave out. "Christie is adept at turning on a sixpence among being comical, or severe, or either instantaneously, and at pricking her personal earnestness." (Telegraph). "Christie piles derision and tomfoolery upon daily sexism, whereas by no means pretending that jokes by myself will clear up the problem." (Guardian).

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6 Parallel to this rise of Third World feminism from 'below' and at the grassroots level was the movement from 'above', which focussed mainly on women's role in development, on women's studies and the status of women. It originated, to a large extent, in national and international bureaucracies, development organizations, UN organizations where concerned women, or even feminists, tried to use the financial and organizational resources of these bureaucracies for the furthering of the women's cause.

But let us not fool ourselves. Human sex and sexuality have never been purely crude biological affairs. Nor has the female or male body been a purely biological affair (see chapter 2). 'Human nature' has always been social and historical. Human physiology has throughout history been influenced and shaped by interaction with other human beings and with external nature. Thus, sex is as much a cultural and historical category as gender is. By the dualistic splitting up of sex and gender, however, by treating the one as biological and the other as cultural, the door is again opened for those who want to treat the sexual difference between humans as a matter of our anatomy or as 'matter'.

7 The belief in education, cultural action, or even cultural revolution as agents of social change is a typical belief of the urban middle classes. With regard to the woman's question it is based on the assumption that woman's oppression has nothing to do with the basic material production relations or the economic system. This assumption is found more among Western, particularly American, feminists who usually do not talk of capitalism. For many Western feminists women's oppression is rooted in the culture of patriarchal civilization.

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