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Feminists Don't Wear Pink

Written by Scarlett Curtis

Part of the And Other Lies Series

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An honest, inspiring, empowering anthology of women’s writing about what feminism means to them

(and other lies) Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women’s foundation, Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies) is an exhilaratingly empowering anthology of essays by 52 women written in response to the question: what does the F word mean to you? The contributors’ answers are as varied and individual as womankind itself, with the book innovatively divided into sections covering Epiphany, Anger, Joy, Poetry Break, Action and Education, followed by helpful Further Reading recommendations and rousing Last Words essays.


Often amusing, and always honest, edifying and powerfully personal, contributors from the world of screen and stage include Keira Knightly, Emma Watson, Lolly Adefope, Kat Dennings and Amy Trigg, while activist authors include anti-FGM campaigner Nimco Ali, Amika George, creator of the #FreePeriods campaign, and Alice Wroe, founder of Herstory.


Readers beginning their feminist journey will find Claire Horn’s ‘A Short History of Feminist Theory’ especially useful, summarising as it does the movement’s origins, multi-stranded history and contemporary incarnations. Diverse, empowering, and united by a spirit of sisterly solidarity, these essays are a motivational, supportive rallying call to young women.

Joanne Owen

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The Sunday Times Bestseller National Book Awards - Young Adult Book of the Year 2018!

Feminists Don't Wear Pink Synopsis

We asked 52 women: what does the F word mean to you?

The result is extraordinary.

(Warning: explicit content!)

Feminists Don't Wear Pink took the world by storm when it published in hardback last year. It sold over 55,000 hardbacks, won the National Book Award, and sold in fifteen languages. 

With a range of contributors, from Hollywood actresses to teen activists, writing about their personal experiences as women, Feminists Don't Wear Pink is Rebel Girls for a teen audience.

You need this book. Funny, powerful and personal writing by women, for women, about what the F word means to them. Every woman has a different story to tell. Reading them all in one book might just change your life.

New pink feminists are being announced every week - follow @feminists on Instagram to find out more!

Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alicia Garza - Jameela Jamil - Kat Dennings - Nimco Ali - Beanie Feldstein - Olivia Perez - Amika George - Evanna Lynch - Akilah Hughes - Tanya Burr - Grace Campbell - Alison Sudol - Elyse Fox - Charlie Craggs - Rhyannon Styles - Skai Jackson - Tasha Bishop - Lolly Adefope - Bronwen Brenner - Dr Alaa Murabit - Trisha Shetty - Jordan Hewson - Amy Trigg - Em Odesser - Emi Mahmoud - Lydia Wilson - Swati Sharma

Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women's foundation, royalties will benefit this amazing charity.

Feminists Don't Wear Pink Press Reviews

This collection of essays curated by writer Scarlett Curtis is a call-to-arms that allows us to unpick what it means to be a feminist in a safe space. It's not trying to be the definitive book on feminism but it will keep the conversation going L-O-U-D-L-Y. -

From Scarlett's captivating and grounding introduction to angry tales of personal experiences ... this book has a bit of everything. I guarantee you'll end up reading the full, illuminating collection, and you'll possibly finish it knowing more about your own personal stance than you imagined. -

Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders. - Reese Witherspoon

As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic YES - Mindy Kaling

A refreshing and honest celebration of all that it means to be a woman today. - Fearne Cotton

We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know   Red Magazine

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ISBN: 9780241418369
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241418369
Publication date: 20th February 2020
Author: Scarlett Curtis
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Non-Fiction, People / Places, Personal Social Health Economic , Politics & Law
Collections: 85 Great Non-Fiction Books, Girl Power - Inspiring and Informative Books with a Feminist Edge,

About Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Curtis is a writer, journalist, blogger and activist. She curated the Sunday Times bestselling Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies, which won the National Book Award 2018. She is the co-founder of The Pink Protest and in 2018 worked on the campaign to end period poverty in the UK. She has had work published in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Vogue and a number of other online and offline magazines and newspapers. She is a contributing editor for The Sunday Times Style newspaper titled The Generation Z Hit List; her job is essentially to watch TV, google things and ...

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