'Buy it for yourself, your husband or partner. Most importantly, buy it for your children' Sunday Express Cometh the hour, Cometh the women. In this inspirational book, the co-founder of the Women's Equality Party sets out compelling evidence for the social and economic benefits of gender equality and lays bare the mechanisms holding women back. Everywhere women are, at best, second-class citizens. Progress towards equality hasn't only stalled; in many places, it is reversing. Things needn't be this way. Join the author on a journey to Equalia, the gender-equal future that could be ours. In this new and fully updated edition Catherine Mayer reports from the frontline of 2017, a tumultuous year that saw women's rights and protections rolled back and the global tally of female leaders fall, but galvanised feminism. It was also a tumultuous year for the author herself, who for the first time writes in detail about her sex and age discrimination suit against her former employer, TIME, and how her battle for justice, like #MeToo, demonstrated the extraordinary power of women sharing stories. JOIN THE REVOLUTION.
"Comprehensive, wide-ranging and journalistically rigorous. Attack of the 50Ft Women is an important and timely book. Buy it for yourself, your husband or partner. Most importantly, buy it for your children" Sunday Express "Barnstorming" Red magazine "An inspiring, revelatory and often hilarious journey to explore the merits of a gender-equal society" Glamour "Empowering and full of hope, Attack of the 50ft Women made me feel 50ft tall. Glass ceilings beware." Sarah Shaffi, editor at The Bookseller and writer for Stylist "Electricfying. Full of chutzpah, knowledge and vision." Elif Shafak "Compelling and deeply researched... Presents the multiple benefits of a gender-balanced world" Lisa Randall, New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages "[Catherine Mayer] occupies a well-informed, fully-engaged middle ground [and] quickly gets to the main issue- endemic exploitation, "discrimination, harassment and sexual violence" perpetrated by men and boys against (overwhelmingly)women and girls [...] provid[ing] concise, painful examples of perpetrators' seeming impunity even when charged for their crimes. [Attack of the Fifty Foot Women] is a weapons store for the battles ahead." Times Literary Supplement `A tour de force of feminist polemic, forensic research drawing on data from across the globe and some fabulously funny anecdotes' Wales Online
Catherine Mayer was born in the US but now lives in London. She is a former editor at large of TIME magazine and the author of the Sunday Times bestselling biography of Prince Charles Charles: The Heart of a King.
In 2015 she co-founded the Women's Equality Party with Sandi Toksvig and was named on the Evening Standard's 2016 Progress 1000 list comprising London's most influential people.