Towards the Future

Swedish title: Mot framtiden

Category: Non Fiction / Narrative non-fiction & Essays

Pub date: 24-09-2018

Towards the FutureA Simple Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy

Clara Henry

A 12,000 copy selling lifehack for feminism from the spirited and inspirational author of the bestselling I’ve Got My Period. So What?

So what is feminism and why is it necessary? Some people still find it difficult to understand what all the fuss is about. Some even say that feminism has gone too far. “Nope”, asserts YouTube sensation and broadcaster Clara Henry in this smart, funny and concise new book about feminism.

Looking at the history of feminism and international icons of the movement, Henry debunks myths and dissects the terminology with useful guides, e.g. on the difference between catcalls and compliments and tips on opening up conversations on feminism. She illustrates the argument for equality, the unhelpfulness of mansplaining and gendered privilege, and issues a rallying cry for healthy attitudes towards our emotions, bodies and sex.

With the rise of the #metoo movement, Clara Henry has written an indispensable, radical manifesto for feminism today that should be read by anyone and everyone of any age, female, male and non-binary alike. A survival guide for anyone who has ever been exposed to – or thought about — everyday sexism in society, with humorous, insightful anecdotes drawing on the author’s own experiences, and akin to Emer O’Toole’s Girls Will be Girls and Laura Bates’ Girl Up.

Down with the patriarchy!

’Clara Henry’s book TOWARDS THE FUTURE is a perfect guide for the young feminist’
¿Ystads Allehanda

’TOWARDS THE FUTURE is in the same light-hearted style [as her first book] with great humour…Clara Henry skilfully manages to balance factual seriousness with inspirational talk.’
¿BTJ