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The word as the key to power and prestige

Women & Power. A manifesto
Forfatter: Mary Beard
Forlag: Profile Books Ltd (Storbritannia)
Women and power are a short story. Women's silence has a millennial tradition. 

 

In the sixties a publication was published with the title SCUM manifesto. SCUM stood for Society for Cutting Up Men and was a call to demolish society and eliminate men. The author received limited attention until she tried to kill the pop art artist Andy Warhol. It turned out to be excellent marketing, albeit dubious support for serious feminists like Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Kate Millett. Some decades have passed. Now the women's battle has found new fronts, and on Hollywood's main stage, a black-clad Oprah Winfrey is thrust with the statement: "Time's up." . . .

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Ranveig Eckhoff
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