Radical Feminism By Finn Mackay
23 February 2015 | £14.99 | Paperback
Advance Praise for Radical Feminism
‘A book written by a key feminist activist and reviver of the movement’ – Julie Bindell, journalist, author and founder of Justice for Women
‘Finn is a recognised authority and a really important activist whose work is well known and highly valued’ – Kath Woodward, Professor of Sociology, Open University
A manifesto for feminists
Feminist activism is enjoying a global resurgence. A new wave of feminists is taking to the streets in protest against rape, abuse, prostitution and inequality, and asserting a powerful new vision for women’s liberation. The future of feminism has become a global march for justice and action demanding an end to male violence against women.
In this ground-breaking book from one of the leading feminist activists of our generation, Finn Mackay advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today’s audience that exposes the real reasons why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it. Through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March and drawing on interviews with activists from across the generations, this book confronts the controversial issues facing men, women and feminism in contemporary society to shatter the illusion that equality has been reached. Translating classic texts and charting the changes and challenges of the feminist movement from the 1970s onwards, Mackay argues that feminist activism continues to be urgent and relevant today.
Finn Mackay is the Founder of the London Feminist Network which revived the now worldwide Reclaim the Night March in 2004. She is one of Britain’s most influential young feminist activists – in 2006 she was nominated by The Guardian as one of the UK’s ‘World Changing Women’, was the winner of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize in 2010, featured on the 2008 Independent on Sunday ‘Pink List’ and in a BBC 4 documentary in 2010 on activism. She is currently the Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of West of England.