It’s just one of many signs that we seem to be entering a new heyday for British feminism. Another is the sudden burst of British feminist publishing, after an extensive drought. Along with Redfern and Aune’s book, the past 12 months has seen the publication of Ellie Levenson’s The Noughtie Girl’s Guide to Feminism, Nina Power’s One Dimensional Woman, Natasha Walter’s Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, Sheila Rowbotham’s Dreamers of a New Day, and Kat Banyard’s The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Men and Women Today.
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Sheila Rowbotham is Professor of Gender and Labour History at the University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is the author of the James Tait Black-shortlisted Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love. She has also written the introduction to Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women, reissued this year as part of Verso’s Revolutions series.