THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
‘This really is the “everything you have always wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask” manual. Essential reading for the planet.’ EMMA THOMPSON
In 2015 I described myself as ‘guilty feminist’ for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.
A funny, joyful, frank and inspiring book about embracing both feminism and our imperfections, from the creator of the hit comedy podcast, Deborah Frances-White.
From inclusion to the secret autonomy in rom coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about power structures, Deborah explores what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist, and encourages us to make the world better for everyone.
The book also includes exclusive interviews with performers, activists and thinkers – Jessamyn Stanley, Zoe Coombs Marr, Susan Wokoma, Bisha K. Ali, Reubs Walsh, Becca Bunce, Amika George, Mo Mansfied and Leyla Hussein – plus a piece from Hannah Gadsby.
Praise for THE GUILTY FEMINIST:
‘[Deborah Frances-White’s] mixture of wit, fallibility and inclusivity is immensely appealing’ Sunday Times
‘Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius comedians … It’s shows like this that breathe life into conversations about feminism’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge
‘Tackles issues from democracy to sexuality to porn with a lightness and hilarity that makes even the newly ordained feminist feel at home’ Scarlett Curtis, Sunday Times
‘Wildly successful … The Guilty Feminist addresses the major feminist issues of the twenty-first century while also celebrating our glorious imperfections’ Marie Claire Australia