The Incredible Woman: Power and sexual politics (Vol. 1)
Artemis, $34.95 hb, 336 pp
The Incredible Woman: Power and sexual politics (Vol. 2)
by Jocelynne A. Scutt
Artemis, $34.95 hb, 345 pp
When I mentioned to one of my exceptionally brainy friends that I was reviewing Jocelynne Scutt’s recent collection of speeches and papers – most of which were written during the late 1980s and 1990s and which have now been edited for a two volume work entitled The Incredible Woman – I was, strange as it may seem, not surprised to hear her say that the very thought of reading anything by Scutt made her anxious. For while those of us who are familiar with Scutt’s work will be aware of how wonderfully accessible it is, those who are familiar instead with Scutt’s formidable reputation might well presume that her writing will be heavygoing. It’s not. And because Incredible is both accessible and an important contribution to feminist politics, it would be a pity if people shied away from it.