"Why are so many women - and men - nervous about calling themselves a feminist? ... It's a hopeful term... it means you believe in human rights, after all." - Gemma Cairney, forewordWhat is feminism? Combining insightful text with punchy illustrations, this indispensable book for young adults answers this important question with clarity, urgency, and conviction.Feminism is... tackles more than 50 intriguing and relevant topics, such as "Are all people equal?", "Do boys and girls learn the same things?" and "Can men be feminists?" Find out what equality for women really means, get a short history of feminism, and take a look at the issues that affect women at work, in the home, and around sex and identity. Along the way you will learn about some great women, such as Gloria Steinem, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzai, "rebel girls" who refused to accept the status quo of their day and blazed a trail for others to follow. In the foreword, you will also meet Gemma Cairney, the multi-award-winning broadcaster, author, and activist. A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, and the daily reality of feminism today, Feminism is... is empowering, engaging, and vital reading."A terrific book" - Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2
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A terrific book. * Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2 *A must-read for every young girl and boy. * Big Issue North *
A fresh and engaging introduction to feminism for young adults.


DK Children
465 gr
234 mm
185 mm
11 mm
02, 05, 06, 01, J, U, P, G
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Gemma Cairney is a multi-award-winning broadcaster, published author, production company founder, magpie, activist and life enthusiast.

After a brief go at drama school and a stint working in fashion in her early twenties, Gemma Cairney is now a BBC broadcaster, who has won awards for making acclaimed television documentaries including One Hundred Years of the Women's Movement, Riots: The Aftershock and Dying for Clear Skin.

Gemma has presented shows and one-offs for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 6Music and BBC World Service. For two years she hosted the BBC 1 radio show The Surgery, offering guidance and support on life issues. Gemma has also written a book for young people, called Open, that explores growing up and how to be a woman in the modern world. She is a founder of boutique production company - Boom Shakalaka Productions.

Gemma is an Ambassador for Oxfam and lends her support to Women's Aid.

In any spare time, Gemma likes to write, explore the planet, trek mountains and DJ garage classics.