Julie Bindel is a journalist, author and feminist activist who has campaigned against male violence against women and girls since the age of 17. She has written extensively on rape, domestic violence, sexually motivated murder, prostitution and trafficking, child sexual exploitation, stalking and the rise of religious fundamentalism and its harm to women and girls. In 2007, Bindel broke the story of the grooming gangs in towns and cities across the north of England, which led to an independent inquiry in 2013 into child sexual abuse in Rotherham.In 1990, Bindel co-founded Justice for Women, an organisation that supports, and advocates on behalf of, women who have been convicted of murder, when they have killed in circumstances of resisting male violence and abuse.Bindel is the author of Straight Expectations (shortlisted for the Polari Prize) and The Pimping of Prostitution; she is also the co-author of Exiting Prostitution and The Map of My Life: The Story of Emma Humphrey, and has written numerous book chapters on violence against women, sexuality, gender and feminism.
Bindel is a rock star of second-wave feminism . . . an important,
courageous book -- Melanie Reid * The Times *
Bindel . . . has written a Ronseal book, one that functions as a
kind of primer for all matters pertaining to the
current state of feminism . . . bracing to read, and inspiriting . . . Bindel speaks - in a voice that is resolute, undaunted after all these years . . . and if her text doesn't come with easy solutions to our problems, it is nevertheless guaranteed to remind us what we have still to fight for. I can't think of a single person who wouldn't benefit from reading it
How are young women today meant to know what sort of feminist we need to be to achieve women's liberation? Julie Bindel is here to tell us how to do it properly . . . Bindel delivers a robust call to arms in every chapter . . . this book could not be timelier as the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on women's lives become more stark . . . Feminism for Women should deliver hope to those who feel lost . . . Feminism for Women is a considered deconstruction of some of the myths pervading the modern feminist movement, and how, by going back to the basics, it can be fixed. As a young feminist who has finally seen the light, I consider it essential reading-- Olivia Hartley * The Critic *