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Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality

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Award-winning author and women's rights advocate Dr. Nina Ansary takes readers on a 4,000-year global and historic journey exposing the repercussions of centuries of gender inequality. In 1929, British novelist Virginia Woolf ran her fingers along the spines of the books in her library wondering why no woman in Shakespeare's era had written "a word of that extraordinary ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: March 8th 2020 by Revela Press
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Joseph Spuckler
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality by Nina Ansary is a study of women's equality in the world and time. Ansary is an Iranian–American historian and author best known for her work on women's equity in Iran. Ansary's research has notably countered conventional assumptions of the progress of women in Iran while continuing to advocate for full emancipation.

"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." —Virginia Woolf
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Natalie
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This is a great book full of thought provoking information about fifty female innovators going back in history and discusses how women have been denied tge right and recognition through opportunities in life and discusses gender, discrimination and bias.
These fifty women have been forgotten over time and I was astonished that I could only count on one hand how many I had
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Carol Kean
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations - an attention-getting, conversation-starting, high-quality paperback, the print job itself is worth five stars. So, too, are the water-color portraits of each woman forgotten by history. Each short biography is well written, compelling, and pithy.

But who painted these lovely portaits, these watercolors? I've searched in vain, inside the book and at the site, for the identity of this illustrator. Was it done with photoshop? Even so, a graphic artist
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Dr. Nina Ansary is an internationally recognized Iranian-American scholar, award-winning author and women's rights advocate. As a UN Women Global Champion for Innovation and a Visiting Fellow at The London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace & Security, she regularly presents her work on women's rights and the impact of institutionalized gender discrimination at major universities and ...more