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  • Praise for ONE DIMENSIONAL WOMAN: Crucially, it is Power's theoretical lens that raises this book above the level of much mainstream polemic. A philosophy lecturer, she will no doubt be dismissed by some for being too academic. But it is critical theory that gives her the tools to tackle these debates. One of the highlights is her fascinating genealogy of pornography. Many mainstream debates about gender equality remain boring, simplistic, even dangerous. That is why I salute this book: because it makes you think

    The Guardian
  • Praise for ONE DIMENSIONAL WOMAN: 'Philosophically sophisticated, politically astute, Nina Power's trenchant analysis of the issues of work, sex and politics underlying consumerist contemporary feminism brings much-needed energy to debates too often trivialized. At a time when the media make minstrelization look like the only game in town, the acerbic wit, historical breadth and sheer imaginative inventiveness of One-Dimensional Woman provoke the subversive belief that feminism could again be a radical force for change.

    Helen DeWitt
  • It's rare for anger to be so witty, wit to be so angry, or either to be so compelling. An outstanding dose of sal volatile.

    China Mieville
  • Bracingly original ... a refreshingly sympathetic view of men and masculinity

    Louise Perry, The Times
  • A series of very congenial but devastating shots at contemporary gender politics ... Power seeks to carve out a new path in the relationship between men and women - one where neither side is stripped of its distinct humanity ... a refreshing take on sexual politics

    Jarryd Bartle, Critic
  • Hopeful ... By peppering her book with humour, Power rehumanises the gender debate

    Tim Stanley, Daily Telegraph
  • Power is brave ... she writes like a dream

    Christina Patterson, Sunday Times
  • Forceful and rather unusual ... Power's argument is that the all-out assault on men has gone too far ... men need to be heard. Simply shutting them out of the most important cultural conversations because of their perceived privilege only increases resentment between the sexes

    Jay Elwes, Spectator
  • Distinctive, rooted in a refusal to regard men and women as forever locked in warring positions. This perspective is combined with a humanistic approach to her subject that takes suffering in all its forms seriously ... creating space for nuance and reflection

    Mary McGill, Irish Independent
  • I have been moved by Nina Power's new book What Do Men Want? She searches for a more rounded take on the battle of the sexes ... Power strikes a warning note which all of us could heed

    Ian Harrow, Spectator

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