Women & Power: A Manifesto

Author: Mary Beard
Written by a well known feminist, this popular book contains plenty of wry wit and anecdotes. It explores the subject of women and power from a classicist’s point of view, and hones in on historical cases of women in authoritative positions – it covers everyone from Medusa to Theresa May! It depicts cultural assumptions about women in power and how they aren’t taken seriously whilst drawing on Mary’s own experiences of sexism. Truly engaging.
> Hannah Montgomery