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Fifty Years a Feminist
  

Fifty Years a Feminist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kedgley, Sue

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In 1971 Sue Kedgley and a group of other young feminists carried a coffin into Auckland's Albert Park to protest against decades of stagnant advancement for New Zealand women since they won the right to vote in 1893. From that day, she became synonymous with Second Wave feminism ...in this country, most notably organising a tour by Germaine Greer that ended in an arrest and court appearance. In this direct, energetic and focused autobiography, Kedgley tracks the development of feminism over the last five decades and its intersection with her life, describing how she went from debutante to stroppy activist, journalist, safe-food activist and Green politician. Her rich and rewarding life has included encounters with Betty Friedan, Yoko Ono, Kofi Annan, Sonja Davies and the Dalai Lama, and she has never abandoned her feminist convictions. She regrets that there is still a culture of male entitlement, sexism and double standards, and that women are still victims of violence. Even so, she argues, feminism has achieved an extraordinary amount. Fifty years ago women were a sort of underclass. Now they have entered almost every sphere of national life, even if many pay a high price for their hard-won success. Thanks to the movement, she says, after centuries of subjugation, women are finally coming into their own. It is, she says, their time now, and their turn.
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ISBN 9780995135444
Published NZ 13 May 2021
Publisher Massey University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780995135444
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Published 13 May 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kedgley, Sue
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Feminism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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