We hear the word “feminism” a lot. But what does it really mean? And, in our modern times, why do we still need it? In her new book, Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement, Deborah Cameron considers feminism as an idea, a theoretical approach, and a political movement, addressing seven key issues in feminism: domination, rights, work, femininity, sex, culture, and the future. The book is now available in the US, published by the University of Chicago press.
In this episode, I speak with her about the book, her perspective on today’s feminist movement, and more.
Deborah is a feminist linguist who currently holds the Rupert Murdoch Professorship in Language and Communication at Worcester College, Oxford University. She is the author of The Myth of Mars And Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages. You can find more of Deborah’s work online at debuk.wordpress.com/