Do It Like a Woman

... and Change the World

Caroline Criado-Perez

Published: 7 May 2015
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 336 pages
ISBN: 9781846275791

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Published: 3 March 2016
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 336 pages
ISBN: 9781846275814

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Every day, all around the world, women are reinventing what it means to be female in cultures where power, privilege or basic freedoms are all too often equated with being male.

Here, Caroline Criado-Perez, one of the most vocal and tenacious campaigners of her generation, introduces us to some of these pioneering women. We meet the first woman to cross the Antarctic alone; we meet a female fighter pilot in Afghanistan; we meet a climate change activist who scaled new heights; we meet a Chilean revolutionary turned politician; we meet the Russian punks who rocked out against Putin; and we meet the Iranian journalist who dared to uncover her hair.

About the author

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Caroline Criado-Perez is a British journalist and feminist activist whose work has appeared in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent and the New Statesman. In 2013, she won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award and was named one of the Guardian's People of the Year. She tweets @CCriadoPerez More about the author


‘[A] compelling account of the ubiquitousness of violence and discrimination against women. [Criado-Perez] touches eloquently on much of the gender theory behind the stories she describes. It's a book full of fascinating stories and facts’ Jessica Abrahams



‘[An] immersive piece of investigative journalism... The pleasure of Do It Like A Woman is that it's about other women - their campaigns, their political interventions, their stories. In a world overstuffed with tedious me-myself-and-I-as-hero-of-my-own-narrative books, Criado-Perez has had the good sense to deliver an overview that grasps the essential impetus of feminism - as collective, connective action by a diversity of women whose voices are as brave and informed as Criado-Perez's. Criado-Perez shares some of the clarity and in insight of the young [Shulamith] Firestone’ Rachel Holmes

‘[An] inspiration to change the world

‘A brave, heartfelt and necessary book’ Eleanor Mills

‘A must-read, put it on the curriculum’ Katy Harrington

‘A powerful and inspiring read’

‘Criado-Perez is having the last word, and it's a very eloquent and powerful one at that. As those who stick their heads above the parapet for the rest of us can attest all too well, it's likely that the online abuse will continue apace. But that's precisely what makes Do It Like a Woman so very essential’ Tanya Sweeney

‘If all the campaigning rhetoric has left you cold, you can relight the radical fire in your soul with this blisteringly essential manifesto. Eminently readable and deeply inspiring’ Caroline Sanderson ‘Editor’s Choice’

‘Is a collection such as Caroline Criado-Perez's Do It Like a Woman needed? Sadly, yes - the amount of abuse the author has received online for her feminist beliefs is testament to that’ Rachael Pells

‘Like Sheryl Sandberg's feminist handbook Lean In, but without the corporate focus, it's an inspiring read, celebrating game-changers across the globe’

‘Need inspiring? Do It Like A Woman brings together stories of kick-ass women from around the world who have shown great heroism and bravery. It's rousing and immensely readable’

‘Striking... It is refreshing to read a feminist work informed by lives far removed from that of the author. There's no doubt that she has researched widely. Like any woman who is vocal in the public sphere, Criado-Perez has been obsessively threatened. She doesn't dwell on the experience, instead using her platform to shed light on the lives of others. There is bravery in that, too’ Sophie Elmhirst

‘The big message: change the world’

‘The book honours other women who are paving the way in their chosen fields - and doing it like women’

‘Well researched and packs a punch’ Lesley McDowell

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