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Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent

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In the space of a year, Laurie Penny has become one of the most prominent voices of the new left. This book brings together her diverse writings, showing what it is to be young, angry and progressive in the face of an increasingly violent and oppressive UK government.

Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent collects Penny's writings on youth politics, resistance, femin
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 7th 2011 by Pluto Press (first published October 1st 2011)
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May 28, 2012 Garconniere rated it really liked it
according to my receipt, i bought this book this morning at 10:56 am at octopus books in ottawa. it was my sole companion at a coffee shop, and then a long train ride back to québec city. i read it cover to cover, i simply could not put it down. it is filled with an energetic rage, an urgent call to arms. as someone who has worked as an activist and a journalist, and calls herself a feminist, i feel like this book is a must-read for anyone who prides themselves on keeping their finger on the pul ...more
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Jun 15, 2014 Daniel James rated it it was amazing
The book begins with a honest concern by Warren Ellis for Laurie Penny's life and, reading her experiences, it is entirely understandable why. The story of her presence in the UK protests of the last decade, the police brutality, the abuses against a desperate, but rebellious youth, is almost as scary as her calmer tales of ordinary days where misogyny and classism are so embedded in our society the stories of five years ago are still the news articles of today. A brilliantly pieced work from a ...more
Sarah Walsh
Jul 28, 2014 Sarah Walsh rated it really liked it
Thank writing for Penny. An upstanding voice amid many pretentious voices trilling British success, and a refreshing break from global women in business swill. Unafraid to shout down the corridors of pomp, Penny admits to the power of working as an intern, careers in check for those who can afford, the chosen few. In any case, writing a struggle within itself, she uses her platform to shrill in the face of austerity. From early struggles with food comparable to so many notwithstanding a stint at ...more
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Laurie Penny writes with a fierce and bold style, reclaims the word feminism for a new age. She also writes with the nuance as understanding her privilege as well which is refreshing.
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Jul 13, 2015 Paul Grimsley rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Paul by: Warren Ellis
This book revitalized my interest in a subject I had felt very apathetic about - politics of all kinds.
Dec 23, 2012 Barry rated it liked it
Shelves: politics
Rated 3, not 4, stars mainly because many of the short essays are outdated by now. Still worth reading for her style, and don't miss "The veil: a modesty slip for misogyny", which you can also find on the website of New Statesman.
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Dec 01, 2015 Brittany Veltkamp rated it really liked it
Definitely loved this book. Wasn't too interested in the last couple articles, but overall I love Laurie Penny's perspective and opinions.
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Laurie Penny is a journalist, an author, a feminist and a net denizen. She is Contributing Editor at New Statesman magazine, and writes and speaks on social justice, pop culture, gender issues and digital politics for The Guardian, The Independent, Vice, Salon, The Nation, The New Inquiry and many more. She is the author of Cybersexism, Penny Red and Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism, as ...more
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