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Am I A Feminist?

Author(s): Mary Kenny

ISBN13: 9781848406247

ISBN10: 184840624X

Publisher: New Island Books (2 Oct. 2017)

Extent: 224 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 21.5 x 2 x 13.7 cm

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  • In Ireland in 1970, a woman couldn’t buy contraceptives, sit on a jury, keep her job in the public service  or a bank when she got married, or collect her children’s allowance.

    Mary Kenny was a founder-member of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement and has seen many shifts, changes and developments in women’s rights and the definition of feminism. Wise, witty, thought-provoking and provocative, Am I A Feminist? Are You? sums up a lifetime of experience.

    Part testament, part memoir, part historical explanation – this is a personal appraisal of what feminism has meant, accomplished and prompted over the past five decades. There is light and shade: serious debates about serious subjects, from FGM and abortion to women soldiers and transgenderism – but also entertaining vignettes and anecdotes on the role of the bicycle, hair dye, and the sex revolution.

  • Mary Kenny


    Mary Kenny is an Irish author, broadcaster, playwright and journalist. She is a regular columnist for the Irish Independent, and has written for the London Evening StandardThe TimesThe Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph. She was a founding member of the Women’s Liberation Movement and has published many books of both fiction and non-fiction.


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