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Power Shift: The Longest Revolution

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The facts are indisputable. When women get even a bit of education, the whole of society improves. When they get a bit of healthcare, everyone lives longer. In many ways, it has never been a better time to be a woman: a fundamental shift has been occurring. Yet from Toronto to Timbuktu the promise of equality still eludes half the world's population.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by House of Anansi Press
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Annabelle
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A letter written in 1837: I ask no favours for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks and permit us to stand upright on that ground which god designed us to occupy. Damn.
Karla
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm of two minds about this book. While I appreciate the sweeping history of the lectures, I don't get the argument. Women should be treated equally? Yes. They are going to get there with male allies? Yes. But beyond that it is an interesting collection of facts, without an internal and compelling argument. I was so looking forward to this book. I was disappointed. Not because of the argument, but because of the lack of argument, the lack of a true framework and the weird dependence on a ...more
Erin
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
There were so many stats and great stories compiled into this book. The only thing was that it was so short and moved along so quickly that sometimes I wanted a little more explanation for some of her arguments. I think it was a strength that the author inserted herself and her opinions into it even though some came off a little strong. That’s why I would have liked to dive a little deeper so that I could understand better how to counteract some of the arguments denying gender inequity I hear in ...more
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