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Social Science Essays

Shrewed

A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls

by (author) Elizabeth Renzetti

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Category
Essays, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Women's Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487003043
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $22.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487003050
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487005535
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $34.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487005542
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $34.99

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Description

Why are there so few women in politics? Why is public space, whether it’s the street or social media, still so inhospitable to women? What does Carrie Fisher have to do with Mary Wollstonecraft? And why is a wedding ceremony Satan’s playground?

These are some of the questions that bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Renzetti examines in her new collection of original essays. Drawing upon her decades of reporting on feminist issues, Shrewed is a book about feminism’s crossroads. From Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign to the quest for equal pay, from the lessons we can learn from old ladies to the future of feminism in a turbulent world, Renzetti takes a pointed, witty look at how far we’ve come — and how far we have to go.

If Nellie McClung and Erma Bombeck had an IVF baby, this book would be the result. If they’d lived at the same time. And in the same country. And if IVF had been invented. Well, you get the point.

About the author

ELIZABETH RENZETTI is a columnist for the Globe and Mail, and has reported for many years from Toronto, Los Angeles, and London. She is also the bestselling author of the novel Based on a True Story, which was a finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and a Canadian bestseller. She lives in Toronto with her husband, author and Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders, and their two children.

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Awards

  • Commended, A 49th Shelf Book of the Year
  • Commended, A Chatelaine Book of the Year

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