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
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:115 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

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

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

  • Trish
    Mar 15, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

  • Thomas
    Feb 17, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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...

  • TheSkepticalReader
    Mar 29, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

    And here I thought I?d read pretty much everything on feminism...NOT! Beard took me back to Greek and Roman mythology. How the silencing of women in these myths translate to the present. She uses examples of modern day women such as Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren to really d...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice" I love Mary Beard. She's clever, interesting and really raises some rather thought provoking issues. I have enjoyed watching her documentaries, and when I noticed she had written "Women and Po...

    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...

    "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...

    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. ...

    A really great book that gives you something to think about. My only complaint is that while Beard acknowledges the ?power? she discusses in her essay is ?high end? (elitist), she doesn?t actually delve into a different way we might consider power. Nonetheless, every threa...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

    And here I thought I?d read pretty much everything on feminism...NOT! Beard took me back to Greek and Roman mythology. How the silencing of women in these myths translate to the present. She uses examples of modern day women such as Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren to really d...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice" I love Mary Beard. She's clever, interesting and really raises some rather thought provoking issues. I have enjoyed watching her documentaries, and when I noticed she had written "Women and Po...

    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...

    "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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

  • Paul
    Mar 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

    And here I thought I?d read pretty much everything on feminism...NOT! Beard took me back to Greek and Roman mythology. How the silencing of women in these myths translate to the present. She uses examples of modern day women such as Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren to really d...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice" I love Mary Beard. She's clever, interesting and really raises some rather thought provoking issues. I have enjoyed watching her documentaries, and when I noticed she had written "Women and Po...

    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...

    "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...

    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. ...

    A really great book that gives you something to think about. My only complaint is that while Beard acknowledges the ?power? she discusses in her essay is ?high end? (elitist), she doesn?t actually delve into a different way we might consider power. Nonetheless, every threa...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

  • Ted
    May 06, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

    And here I thought I?d read pretty much everything on feminism...NOT! Beard took me back to Greek and Roman mythology. How the silencing of women in these myths translate to the present. She uses examples of modern day women such as Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren to really d...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice" I love Mary Beard. She's clever, interesting and really raises some rather thought provoking issues. I have enjoyed watching her documentaries, and when I noticed she had written "Women and Po...

    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...

    "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...

    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. ...

  • Kristen
    Mar 26, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

  • Debbie "DJ"
    Mar 21, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

    And here I thought I?d read pretty much everything on feminism...NOT! Beard took me back to Greek and Roman mythology. How the silencing of women in these myths translate to the present. She uses examples of modern day women such as Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren to really d...

  • Alice Lippart
    Feb 22, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Feb 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

  • Jo (An Unexpected Bookish Geek)
    Mar 05, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

    And here I thought I?d read pretty much everything on feminism...NOT! Beard took me back to Greek and Roman mythology. How the silencing of women in these myths translate to the present. She uses examples of modern day women such as Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren to really d...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice" I love Mary Beard. She's clever, interesting and really raises some rather thought provoking issues. I have enjoyed watching her documentaries, and when I noticed she had written "Women and Po...

  • Jaya
    May 30, 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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

    At the beginning itself Beard mentions that this is mainly about Women vis-a-vis Power wrt to "the western civilization". Drawing examples from Classical Graeco-Roman times and creating parallels with contemporary incidents/events makes this quite an engaging read. The arguments and is...

    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...

    And here I thought I?d read pretty much everything on feminism...NOT! Beard took me back to Greek and Roman mythology. How the silencing of women in these myths translate to the present. She uses examples of modern day women such as Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren to really d...

    "When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice" I love Mary Beard. She's clever, interesting and really raises some rather thought provoking issues. I have enjoyed watching her documentaries, and when I noticed she had written "Women and Po...

    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...

  • Lisa
    May 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

  • Hannah
    May 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

  • 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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    I question the intelligence and moral integrity of any man who does not consider himself a feminist, and I also question the fact that I am the only male in my friend?s list to read this book. Books like this are so vitally important, important for both men and women. So go read it! ...

    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...

    We've come a long way. If we compare our lives today with any earlier time and our place here in Northern Europe with any other place, we should celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with celebrating either, for example by reading an entertaining volume on the voice and power of wo...

    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 ...

    A splendid start to the discussion about the silencing of women and how patriarchy precludes them from gaining power. Mary Beard traces the roots of this hatred against women back to Greek and Roman mythology, and she connects these historical examples to the modern-day mistreatment of...

    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...

    This book is two lectures modified and dispensing the understanding of a classicist with regard to ?The Public Role of Women,? the very title of the first lecture. My markers are all in the second lecture, delivered in March 2017 and titled ?Women in Power.? Mary Beard applies ...

    4 1/2 the author Beard, born in 1955, is the author of the popular SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015 finalist National Book Critics Award for non-fiction), and is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. ...

    I don?t have all that much too say about this book which is why my review will be rather on the short side (quite like the book). This book collects two speeches Mary Beard has given, one called ?The Public Voice Of Women? and one ?Women & Power? and as speeches I am sure...

    "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. ...

    4.5 stars rounded up This brief book is based on two lectures, one from 2014 and one from 2017 by Mary Beard. Beard is a classicist and historian, a very good one. The primary subject is female voice and silence and is very much concerned with misogyny and links to the abuse Beard and...

    Very interesting, especially liked how Beard draws parallels to ancient history. ...

    I would probably give this a 3.5. This book offers a wealth of history on the treatment of women, particularly in regards to their attempts at having an accepted public voice. As others stated, where this book falls short is in its offering of any strong solutions to the problem. G...

    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...

    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 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 ...

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