Essays for Dissenting Adults. Includes a new preface and extra essays
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018
'A blast, in all senses' Financial Times
Includes a new preface and extra essays
Smart and provocative, this collection of Laurie Penny's writing establishes her as one of the most urgent and vibrant feminist voices of our time. From the shock of Donald Trump's election and the victories of the far right, to online harassment and the transgender rights movement, these darkly humorous observations provoke challenging conversations about the definitive social issues of today.
Featuring a new preface and nine new revelatory, revolutionary essays, Bitch Doctrine will give readers tools for change from one of today's boldest commentators.
Bitch Doctrine by Laurie Penny, one of the most accomplished and acerbic of the new, young journalists emerging from the protest movements of the 2010s, takes you to the front trench of the gender war and keeps you there longer than anyone should really stay Paul Mason, Guardian
Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist. She writes for Vice, the Guardian and many other publications, is a columnist and Contributing Editor at the New Statesman magazine. She was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing on her blog 'Penny Red'. She has reported onradical politics, protest, digital culture and feminism from around the world, working with activists from the Occupy movement and the European youth uprisings. She lives in Brighton.