Anyone looking for a jargon-free, straight-forward, Canadian primer of contemporary intersectional feminism will enjoy Gender Unchained by long-time researchers and activists Lorraine Greaves and Nancy Poole. The book is subtitled Notes from the Equity Frontier and the authors draw on their considerable experience to present interwoven patterns of equity injustices and to suggest strategies for correcting them. The book is especially timely in the context of the current coverage of widespread sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement.
“This is a must-read tour de force for women and men in all walks of life. It brings together, in a slim volume, a forensically argued case for justice and equity among genders. It not only provides 21st century reminders of the causes and costs of gender inequity across the globe, but provides us with the shared principles and tools for transformative action.”
“This book is brimming with provocative clarity on the big problems of the 21st Century. It offers compelling evidence of egregious gendered inequities in all regions of the world, that call out to our collective responsibilities as leaders, global citizens, students, politicians and advocates."
This is a fascinating wake-up call to feminists everywhere. Be prepared to be challenged. Be prepared to be inspired. Be prepared to rethink everything!”
"I just want to say what a wonderful, intelligent, timely book this is. It is an absolute gem. I hope it is read by everyone who needs to read it, which is pretty much everybody in the world. It should be mandatory reading for every first year university student, no matter what their major."
“I really liked this book because it is part of our struggle and is relentlessly oriented toward change. The suggestions to develop indicators of gender equity that can be followed over time is extremely important and I hope policymakers (and many others!) are reading this book and listening."