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Why does the political representation of women matter? And which hurdles - personal, political and societal - have been faced, fought and sometimes overcome in the past 30 years?

From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of women in Parliament, bringing women's issues to the heart of the Labour Party and tackling a parliamentary culture with no consideration for family life, this frank, inspiring and politically charged audiobook is a crucial account of the progress (and occasional setbacks) made in fighting to change the Labour Party, UK politics and the way the country has been governed since the 1970s.

©2017 Harriet Harman (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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  • Jo-Anne Jones
  • 07-06-18

history of the women's movement <br />

thought provoking and accessible story of progress for women's rights from the 80s to present day

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  • 06-01-18

A real revelation about Politics and the Women’s Movement

A really well written book and kudos to Harriet for narrating it herself. I have been vaguely aware of Harriet Harman in politics and had certainly been aware she had stepped up to lead the Labour Party twice in the face of general election defeats when Leaders had ‘abandoned ship’ having failed to win. That said, I had no real understanding of the work she, and many other women, had done to improve the lives of women and minorities in this country. A fabulous account of the shifting times of the last 40 years and the fortunes of the women who lived in them.

If you’re one of those men claiming to be a feminist, you should read this to understand what that really looks like. If you’re a woman, you should read this so that you know, while there’s still much work to do, this amazing woman, with her impressive determination, resilience and tenacity, is one of the reasons your life is much better now than it would have been 20 or even 10 years ago.

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  • Miss
  • 08-13-17

Women in politics! Inspiring

Loved it, I would recommend for any women as a listen, enjoyed listening to Harriets story

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  • charlotte
  • 08-03-17

A must-read for all in favour of equality

This is an amazing and eye-opening record of the changes the women's movement has wrought for equality in the U.K. and beyond since the 1970s. There is of course still a mountain to climb but this documents some of the incredible steps forwards that have been taken. An engaging account that also brings back in to focus some of the great achievements of New Labour in the 90s which are often lost under the shadow of the war in Iraq. Highly recommend.

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  • Thiefy
  • 07-29-17

outstanding - a political memoir like no other

this blew me away. I'm a probation officer and I can't believe that so many of the amazing strategies we have now to address domestic violence are down to this woman. I'm beyond amazed by her. unmissable.

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  • Mr
  • 07-07-17

Thorough modern history of the labour party

A good and thorough memoir which details the womens movement and changes within the labour party from the 1970s to today. Some interesting themes and a very relevant recounting of government in the last decades. Well worth a listen, and doesn't feel like the huge tome you are expecting it to be

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  • jack beddoe
  • 06-21-17

Great book

Great insight into the womens movements and the labour party from someone at the very core of it

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  • ChrisR
  • 06-07-17

A great insite into our political system

includes a great insite with a lot of detail and examples of our political system

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  • Catherine
  • 04-14-17

Gratifying.

One of the most underrated modern politicians. A fascinating memoir to be read with a new notebook and pen ready.

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  • B. S. Cunliffe
  • 04-07-17

whatever your politics this is a very interesting4

whatever hour politics this is a very interesting book taking you through the politics of the seventies to present day.