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The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

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The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy
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Sep 17, 2019 | 216 Pages
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“Mona Eltahawy reminds me that when I was young we called it women’s liberation: she is here for your liberation and that of every woman and girl, from Nunavut to Namibia. The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a manifesto book that exhorts and advocates for more confidence, more clarity, more of a sense of value and rights, more pleasure and joy for women. With its gloriously energetic, rampaging prose, it also inspires those things, because good things are also contagious.”
—Rebecca Solnit, author of Men Explain Things to Me

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is an incendiary, searing manifesto by one of the most important feminist activists of our time. Mona Eltahawy writes with urgency and passion about women around the world, calling on us to banish self-doubt and shame—all the traits that so many have been taught from childhood—and heed her battle cry against the patriarchy. She has written a wildly inspiring, brave book that commands our attention.”
—Leta Hong Fincher, author of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a clarion call to action and a declaration of independence from patriarchal oppression. It is an homage to the girls we were and the girls we could have been. Mona Eltahawy writes with bracing wit and fierce intelligence, with unapologetic fury and an expansive heart. In these pages you will find yourself again and again, and you will see who you can become. This book is fucking brilliant.”
—Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King

“The world-renowned feminist anarchist Mona Eltahawy returns with her incredibly direct and fiercely intelligent writing in this ever timely feminist guide from the future. A future where we are all free. The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a book for those who don’t wait for permission.”
—Marwa Helal, author of Invasive species

“Mona Eltahawy’s The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is shocking, brave, gloriously unfeminine, and right on time. This global MeToo is the ultimate and intimate TimesUp for patriarchy. Reading it will free you, and acting on it will free us all.”
—Gloria Steinem, writer and feminist activist

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Defying, Disobeying, and Disrupting the Patriarchy

CHAPTER 1
Anger

CHAPTER 2
Attention

CHAPTER 3
Profanity

CHAPTER 4
Ambition

CHAPTER 5
Power

CHAPTER 6
Violence

CHAPTER 7
Lust

CONCLUSION

Acknowledgments
Notes

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