Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto

At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since time immemorial. As far b At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women t...

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Title:Women & Power: A Manifesto
Author:Mary Beard
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1631494759
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Women & Power: A Manifesto Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Dec 21, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

  • Nicola
    Oct 29, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

  • Chris
    Nov 22, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

    Honesty, if you teach writing, you should read this. I do wish, however, she had gone into a little more about whether female professors get more challenges from students than male professors. ...

  • Victoria (Eve's Alexandria)
    Nov 09, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

  • Jo
    Dec 17, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Feb 08, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

  • Karen Witzler
    Nov 05, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

  • Marc
    Jan 27, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

  • Chelsey
    Dec 07, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

    Honesty, if you teach writing, you should read this. I do wish, however, she had gone into a little more about whether female professors get more challenges from students than male professors. ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    I wanted to underline every word of every sentence! Mary Beard?s Women and Power is a powerful and thought provoking read that forces you to confront your ideas of what power looks and sounds like. It is a collection of two lectures, The Public Voice of Women and Women in Power, ...

    A gem. Crisp, erudite writing on women and power. Especially interesting about women?s voices and how they are silenced, ignored or worse. Up to the minute but draws on the classics (Mary Beard?s specialty). Beard says we should redefine power so women can participate in different ...

    ???? ?? ??????, ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ???????? ??????: The Public Voice of Women. ????? ????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ???? ???? ?? ??????? ??????? ?? ??????? ???'????? ?...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." This book couldn't have come at a better time. Mary Beard gave two lectures, the first in 2014 and a second in 2017, discussing the state of women and how our current climate can be examined ...

  • Steven
    Jan 19, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

  • Tiffany Reisz
    Dec 31, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Feb 12, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

  • Ярослава
    Dec 06, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

    Honesty, if you teach writing, you should read this. I do wish, however, she had gone into a little more about whether female professors get more challenges from students than male professors. ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    I wanted to underline every word of every sentence! Mary Beard?s Women and Power is a powerful and thought provoking read that forces you to confront your ideas of what power looks and sounds like. It is a collection of two lectures, The Public Voice of Women and Women in Power, ...

    A gem. Crisp, erudite writing on women and power. Especially interesting about women?s voices and how they are silenced, ignored or worse. Up to the minute but draws on the classics (Mary Beard?s specialty). Beard says we should redefine power so women can participate in different ...

    ???? ?? ??????, ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ???????? ??????: The Public Voice of Women. ????? ????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ???? ???? ?? ??????? ??????? ?? ??????? ???'????? ?...

  • Raymond
    Dec 13, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

  • Bfisher
    Jan 23, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

  • Ariel
    Feb 01, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

  • Becky
    Nov 01, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

  • Kristi
    Dec 20, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

  • Anna Baillie-Karas
    Jan 18, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

    Honesty, if you teach writing, you should read this. I do wish, however, she had gone into a little more about whether female professors get more challenges from students than male professors. ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    I wanted to underline every word of every sentence! Mary Beard?s Women and Power is a powerful and thought provoking read that forces you to confront your ideas of what power looks and sounds like. It is a collection of two lectures, The Public Voice of Women and Women in Power, ...

    A gem. Crisp, erudite writing on women and power. Especially interesting about women?s voices and how they are silenced, ignored or worse. Up to the minute but draws on the classics (Mary Beard?s specialty). Beard says we should redefine power so women can participate in different ...

  • Jasmine
    Nov 05, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

    Honesty, if you teach writing, you should read this. I do wish, however, she had gone into a little more about whether female professors get more challenges from students than male professors. ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

  • Hannah
    Jan 09, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

  • Hannah
    Nov 24, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

    Honesty, if you teach writing, you should read this. I do wish, however, she had gone into a little more about whether female professors get more challenges from students than male professors. ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    I wanted to underline every word of every sentence! Mary Beard?s Women and Power is a powerful and thought provoking read that forces you to confront your ideas of what power looks and sounds like. It is a collection of two lectures, The Public Voice of Women and Women in Power, ...

    A gem. Crisp, erudite writing on women and power. Especially interesting about women?s voices and how they are silenced, ignored or worse. Up to the minute but draws on the classics (Mary Beard?s specialty). Beard says we should redefine power so women can participate in different ...

    ???? ?? ??????, ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ???????? ??????: The Public Voice of Women. ????? ????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ???? ???? ?? ??????? ??????? ?? ??????? ???'????? ?...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." This book couldn't have come at a better time. Mary Beard gave two lectures, the first in 2014 and a second in 2017, discussing the state of women and how our current climate can be examined ...

    Mary is queen. ...

  • Ana Rînceanu
    Dec 03, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

  • Katie
    Feb 03, 2018

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...

    Beard argues that, ever since the time of the Greeks and Romans, women have been silenced and held back from power, which is concomitant with public prestige. Now the need is not for women to infiltrate that structure ? possibly meeting with a glass ceiling ? but for the structure ...

    Mary Beard is an eminent Classicist who has been trolled online by less intelligent men because she isn't an airhead on the telly. This is a printed version of a speech she gave about women being silenced by men for millennia and how, even though the women's movement has come so far, t...

    This is a repackaging of two essays written for the London Review of Books in 2014 ("The Public Voice of Women") and 2017 (Women In Power). As a classical scholar, she has some illuminating comments about long running cultural constraints on the voices of women in the public sphere...

    Using the Western literary tradition as a launching point, Beard explains how it shaped the way we look at women who hold power in the public forum. I'm surprised I never heard of Afrania before, but I'll be on the lookout for a historical fiction novel based on her life, just in case ...

    Slight - less than I had imagined, but still worthwhile discussion of women and public speech. I enjoyed the inclusion of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the discussion as my daughter has only just read this and it has been a lively topic in our household. I disagree with Beard ...

    I knew Mary Beard from her interesting television series about the Roman Empire, in which she hopped through Rome and in a relax and and expert way introduces us in the daily toil and sweat of Roman (and non-Roman) men and women. I also knew her from her thick standard work on the hist...

    Honesty, if you teach writing, you should read this. I do wish, however, she had gone into a little more about whether female professors get more challenges from students than male professors. ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    I wanted to underline every word of every sentence! Mary Beard?s Women and Power is a powerful and thought provoking read that forces you to confront your ideas of what power looks and sounds like. It is a collection of two lectures, The Public Voice of Women and Women in Power, ...

  • Abigail Bok
    Dec 12, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

  • TheBibliotheque
    Dec 26, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

  • Ina Cawl
    Dec 05, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

  • Monika
    Nov 23, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

  • Joanna Flis
    Oct 30, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

  • Flapper72
    Nov 03, 2017

    ?But my basic premise is that our mental, cultural template for a powerful person remains resolutely male." I read this text because I thought it might be useful to my investigation of our treatment of instapoets. Adapted from two speeches that Beard made in 2014 and 2017, she tra...

    It is a shame for women to be loud I don?t know who told me this this stupid wisdom and I don?t remember Maybe in my school or maybe in my house but nevertheless I feel guilty for believing it. Why some men or most of traditional men are scared of women talking loudly, what a...

    This is a very thought-provoking read, as long as you understand what it is - the texts of two speeches Mary Beard has given in the 21st century. Honestly, I do wish she'd used them as a starting point and written a much longer book about the topic, because I think she is drawing some ...

    I pretty much wanted to underline the whole thing. Review coming in The Big Issue soon. ...

    There's really nothing new here, but Mary Beard does a wonderful job bringing classical history/misogyny into the 21st century. My biggest complaint is that it just didn't go far enough. I would have loved a full length book on the subject, and she did raise some really interesting com...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice." -Mary Beard Beard?s Women & Power is a collection of two lectures that she gave in 2014 and 2017 both on the subject on how women are treated and perceived in the public sphere and the ...

    I will get straight to the point, with no ladylike silly shally.... this is bloody brilliant. ...

    Damn, women have it tough in this world. Good thing I?m not a...what was that? I am? Shit. ...

    There have been a lot of tiny feminist books published recently, and there's not much point in comparing them?just read them all; they all have worthwhile things to say. Nevertheless, I thought Women & Power was more fun to read than Rebecca Solnit's small volumes and had more de...

    A very important book. Loud voice about voiceless women. ...

    Read in one late-train-journey gulp and very much enjoyed. There isn?t a lot new here from a feminist theory perspective but I really appreciated how Mary Beard foregrounds the impact of speech and speech imagery. It?s engaging, thoughtful and so inventive in the connections made b...

    "If we want to give women as a gender?and not just in the shape of a few determined individuals?their place inside the structures of power, we have to think harder about how and why we think as we do. If there is a cultural template, which works to disempower women, what exactly is...

    ?...just how deeply embedded in Western culture are the mechanisms that silence women, that refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centres of power. (...) When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.? Sexism has b...

    Women are having a moment?though this aged cynic believes it will last only a moment. And into this moment steps Mary Beard, a British classical scholar who has taken more than her share of abuse, mostly via the Internet, to speak truth to power (or at least truth to trolls). In resp...

    Reading a book with this title while on public transit felt like an act of aggression. Which is I guess exactly why books like this are necessary. ...

    Women & Power is a very quick, thought-provoking read. Mary Beard examines how women have been silenced throughout history, going all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. I found the classical references to be very interesting and informative. Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?s ...

    Far too short but fantastic. Until a few years ago I had thought that feminism was something that was necessary but as I get older, read more, think more, experience the world more, I realise just how far we have to go. Mary Beard is an amazing, balanced woman who explains what happene...