Do It Like a Woman
Written by Caroline Criado-Perez
Publication Date July 11, 2015
Every day, all over the world, women are making a positive difference to their lives and the lives of the people in their communities. Most of these women are cut off from the rhetoric and theory of Western feminism; many are active in deeply patriarchal and socially restrictive societies; some may not even describe themselves as feminists. Nevertheless, these women are proving to themselves, and to the world, that a powerful force for change can sometimes start with a single brave action.
In Do It Like A Woman, Caroline Criado-Perez, an outspoken activist and campaigner, uncovers these stories and investigates what they mean for the feminist movement as a whole. She gathers together stories from beatboxers in Malta and prostitutes in Merseyside to fighter pilots in Afghanistan and doctors in Portugal, and shows how women are taking positive, practical steps to challenge injustice or inequality, and change their world. While some of these stories (the Everyday Sexism campaign and the trial of Pussy Riot) are already known, the majority of the stories here have not yet been told, and demand to be heard.
CAROLINE CRIADO-PEREZ is a British journalist and feminist activist whose work has appeared in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Independent. She is one of the co-founders of the Women's Room, a website whose goal is to raise awareness of the marginalisation and underrepresentation of women in the media. In 2013 she successfully campaigned for the inclusion of a woman on the £10 note (after the Bank of England planned to replace Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill). She tweets @CCriadoPerez. This is her first book.