150 years ago, women and men led very different lives. Women could not vote or make their own money. They had no control over their own bodies.
A woman's father would make her decisions until she was married. Then her husband would take over.
This changed when women began to organize. In this book writer Marta Breen and illustrator Jenny Jordahl tells the story about the women's movements many dramatic battles.
'...Marta Breen’s witty text and Jenny Jordahl’s dynamic art covers topics including reproductive rights, gay marriage and the #MeToo movement. International and inclusive in outlook, it’s both relevant and inspirational.'
Women in Battle is a straightforward, solid and exciting introduction to the history of the Women´s movement. Not least is the book a celebration of the courage and will of those who has walked the path before us, sheading light on some of the women on whose shoulders we are now standing...
Women in Battle is a combination of a textbook and a manifest, a book that has a mission and also underlines the will to say something with a solid presentation.
Women in Battle... presents the reader to a playful and whole picture of the cases that has defined the fight for women´s right´s through times. It manages to be a celebration of those who fought the fights, and at the same time remind us to never take these rights for granted.
Breen and Jordahls depiction of the history of feminism as a cartoon feels fresh and liberatingly free from self-righteousness. To be able to flip through 150 years of history in stylish, striking and affirming illustrations, interpretations and drama makes for a fascinating read...