Caroline Criado Perez is an award-winning and bestselling writer, campaigner and consultant. She won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award 2013 and in 2015 she was named an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Her first book, Do It Like A Woman was published by Portobello Books in May 2015. Her second book, Invisible Women (Chatto & Windus, 2019) was named a book of the decade by the Sunday Times.The reissue of a brilliant, necessary manifesto for women everywhere.Young girls and women everywhere should have a copy as a reminder of how awesome women areA must-read, put it on the curriculumA brave, heartfelt and necessary book[An] inspirationNeed inspiring? Do It Like A Woman brings together stories of kick-ass women from around the world who have shown great heroism and bravery. It's rousing and immensely readable[An] immersive piece of investigative journalism... The pleasure of Do It Like A Woman is that it's about other women - their campaigns, their political interventions, their stories. In a world overstuffed with tedious me-myself-and-I-as-hero-of-my-own-narrative books, Criado Perez has had the good sense to deliver an overview that grasps the essential impetus of feminism - as collective, connective action by a diversity of women whose voices are as brave and informed as Criado Perez's. Criado Perez shares some of the clarity and in insight of the young [Shulamith] FirestoneEloquent and powerful... essentialCompelling... a book full of fascinating stories and factsWell researched and packs a punchStriking... It is refreshing to read a feminist work informed by lives far removed from that of the author. There's no doubt that she has researched widely. Like any woman who is vocal in the public sphere, Criado Perez has been obsessively threatened. She doesn't dwell on the experience, instead using her platform to shed light on the lives of others. There is bravery in that, too'If all the campaigning rhetoric has left you cold, you can relight the radical fire in your soul with this blisteringly essential manifesto. Eminently readable and deeply inspiringIs a collection such as Caroline Criado Perez's Do It Like a Woman needed? Sadly, yes - the amount of abuse the author has received online for her feminist beliefs is testament to thatA powerful and inspiring readLike Sheryl Sandberg's feminist handbook Lean In, but without the corporate focus, it's an inspiring read, celebrating game-changers across the globeThe big message: change the worldThe book honours other women who are paving the way in their chosen fields - and doing it like womenThe women featured are varied... Their stories come alive through minutiae. Criado Perez allows her interviewees to speak at length and for the most part their stories are told in their own words... It is refreshing to read a feminist work informed by lives far removed from that of the author'The outspoken activist and campaigner, Caroline Criado Perez reveals the stories of women's lives all around the world... These women are proving to the world and themselves that a single step can bring powerful changeIn the last five years, the feminist movement has seen a radical upswell of energy and activism. We have been inspired by #LeanIn, we have found solidarity in #MeToo. We've pushed one another to be stronger and try harder. Caroline Criado-Perez's landmark book of feminist inspiration introduces us to the pioneers who motivated us to do it like a woman, including a female fighter pilot in Afghanistan; a Chilean revolutionary; the Russian punks who rocked out against Putin; and the Iranian journalist who dared to uncover her hair. This is a brilliant, necessary manifesto for women everywhere.
|Do It Like a Woman
|Caroline Criado Perez
Caroline Criado-Perez is a British journalist and feminist activist whose work has appeared in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent and the New Statesman. In 2013, she won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award and was named one of the Guardian's People of the Year. She tweets @CCriadoPerez