I write books! Here are two of them, published by free-range, radical small presses which were raised without the use of antibiotics. If you buy one, both or some of these books, I may be able to keep myself in gin and ribbons. Thanks.
Published by Zer0 Press, 2011. Cover design by Kate Pocklington.
“Laurie Penny hones her every phrase to a razor’s edge. She is absolutely surgical in her anatomising of a mad world. MEAT MARKET is the kind of cut you learn from.” (Warren Ellis, author of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, RED)
Modern culture is obsessed with controlling women’s bodies. Why? Our societies are saturated with images of unreal, idealised female beauty whilst real female bodies and the women who inhabit them are alienated from their own potential. Why? Under late capitalism, women are both consumers and consumed. Meat Market offers strategies for resisting this gory cycle of consumption, exposing how the trade in female flesh extends into every part of women’s political selfhood.
The short version: short feminist pamphlet, written when I was 23. Lots of angry fun.
Published by Pluto Press, 2011. Cover design by This is Star.
Shortlisted for the inaugural Bread And Roses prize for Radical Publishing, 2012