The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls


A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid. Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist activist Mona Eltahawy advocates a muscular, out-loud approach to teaching women and girls to harness their power through what she calls the "seven necessary sins" that women and girls are not supposed to commit: to be angry, ambitious, profane, violent, attention-seeking, lustful, and powerful. All the necessary "sins" that women and girls require to erupt. Eltahawy knows that the patriarchy is alive and well, and she is fed the hell up: Sexually assaulted during hajj at the age of fifteen. Groped on the dance floor of a night club in Montreal at fifty. Countless other injustices in the years between. Illuminating her call to action are stories of activists and ordinary women around the world--from South Africa to China, Nigeria to India, Bosnia to Egypt--who are tapping into their inner fury and crossing the lines of race, class, faith, and gender that make it so hard for marginalized women to be heard. Rather than teaching women and girls to survive the poisonous system they have found themselves in, Eltahawy arms them to dismantle it. Brilliant, bold, and energetic, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a manifesto for all feminists in the fight against patriarchy.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 1780228872
ISBN 13: 9781780228877

03 Mar 2016
Mona Eltahawy

ISBN 10: 0374536651
ISBN 13: 9780374536657

10 May 2016
Mona Eltahawy

ISBN 10: 0525560548
ISBN 13: 9780525560548

25 Feb 2020
Mikki Kendall

ISBN 10: 0806539313
ISBN 13: 9780806539317

27 Aug 2019
Dr. Jen Gunter

ISBN 10: 0525509283
ISBN 13: 9780525509288

06 Jan 2020
Ibram X. Kendi

ISBN 10: 0231067070
ISBN 13: 9780231067072

08 Apr 1992
Julia Kristeva

ISBN 10: 1566894913
ISBN 13: 9781566894913

30 Nov 2017
Myriam Gurba

ISBN 10: 0525511296
ISBN 13: 9780525511298

02 Apr 2019
Kali Fajardo-Anstine

ISBN 10: 0374531153
ISBN 13: 9780374531157

22 Jan 2008
Saidiya Hartman

ISBN 10: 1534413502
ISBN 13: 9781534413504

20 Sep 2018
Rebecca Roanhorse

ISBN 10: 0062282719
ISBN 13: 9780062282712

05 Aug 2014
Roxane Gay

ISBN 10: 1910985643
ISBN 13: 9781910985649

24 Oct 2017
Volker Kutscher