BRIEF HISTORY OF MISOGYNY: The World's Oldest Prejudice

BRIEF HISTORY OF MISOGYNY: The World's Oldest Prejudice

JACK HOLLAND    Book Number: 87234    Product format: Paperback

"My father loved history and he loved women. These are the two factors that brought him to the topic of misogyny, one substantially different from northern Irish political matters on which he had built a career." Jack Holland became consumed by the astonishing list of crimes committed against women by their husbands, fathers, neighbours and rulers, from torture of suspected witches in early modern Europe to the horrendous cruelty suffered by women in North Korean prisons. In his history of the war against women, this powerful book asks "how can you explain the oppression and brutalisation of half of the world's population by the other half?" Holland's spotlight falls impartially on the church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism, pro-life campaigners and on today's developing world where women are disproportionately at risk because of radicalised religious belief, famine, war and disease. Women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts and in the US reproductive rights won decades ago are being eroded. Poverty, ignorance, fundamentalism, disease, women's lot has scarcely improved over the centuries in many parts of the world. A powerful book by the highly respected writer and commentator. 320pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781845293710
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