5 rules for rebellion from the Founding Leader of the Women's Equality Party.
'As it becomes depressingly clear that those presently in power are not taking the urgent action required on climate change, poverty and inequality, we must ourselves take action wherever and whenever we can. This book - by one of the most visionary women I have ever met - will tell you how.' - Actor, screenwriter and activist, Emma Thompson
Five Rules for Rebellion is an inspiring handbook for future rebels and revolutionaries - women who are fed up and disempowered but uncertain of where to begin. Sophie Walker, a long-time activist and journalist turned political party leader and 'modern-day suffragette' (Evening Standard), offers us the alternative, with a 5-step journey to incorporating activism into our lives.
Featuring tips from a number of leading activists, and drawing on Sophie's own experiences, this book teaches us to see activism as a positive lifelong learning experience, rather than a series of pitched battles. From escaping the numbing effects of despair, to learning how to channel our anger, arming ourselves with hope, engaging with differing views compassionately, and enduring in the face of challenges, we'll see how to convert our confusion and impatience into a force for good.
Sophie Walker is a feminist activist, founding leader of the Women's Equality Party, and recently-appointed chief executive of Young Women's Trust, the charity representing and supporting women aged 18-30 who are living on no or low pay. She is passionate about rebuilding society for and with (extra)ordinary women. She stood for London Mayor in 2016, winning a quarter of a million votes, and in 2017 stood for election to Parliament on a manifesto of equal pay, investment in care and an end to violence against women. She has debated #MeToo with Germaine Greer, Trump's presidency with Piers Morgan and gender roles with Jordan Peterson. She was named by Vogue in 2018 as one of the 'New Suffragettes' and is a regular contributor to broadcast and print media on the subject of women's rights, representation and rebellion. She is a long-term campaigner for disability rights and worked for 20 years as an international reporter. In her spare time she is a keen runner.
Politics & Government
Feminism & feminist theory