Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

by Laurie Penny


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"An invaluable case for truth-telling in an age of chaos and lies." —Emily Nussbaum

"[Penny] bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better." —Caitlin Moran

Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny's celebrated essays establishes her as one of the most important and vibrant political voices of our time. Bitch Doctrine takes an unflinching look at the definitive issues of our age, from the shock of Donald Trump's election and the victories of the far right to online harassment and the transgender rights movement.

Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to confront injustice, and she's writing at the raw edge of a revolution-hungry zeitgeist, a time when it has never been more vital to actively question and fiercely dispute all forms of complacency, including social norms. This darkly comic, often biting yet empathic, revelatory collection will inform, challenge, and engage, and give readers hope and tools for change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632867537
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist. Her work appears in Vice, the Guardian and many other publications. She is a columnist and Contributing Editor at the New Statesman and Editor-at-Large at The New Inquiry. She was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing on her blog "Penny Red." She lives in London. / @PennyRed

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bitch Logic 1

1 Of Madness and Resistance: A US Election Diary 21

2 Love and Other Chores 55

3 Culture 95

4 Gender 163

5 Agency 219

6 Backlash 243

7 Violence 283

8 Future 333

Acknowledgements 369

Index 371

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