The path to radical social change is never smooth – there are many questions to address. Who runs the discourse; who is excluded, and why? Is #metoo a flash in the pan? Will there be a backlash, and what might that look like? And most importantly, how do we ensure that this debate produces substantive change?
This issue of ‘Granta’ is about gender: about what it means to be born a woman, and to become a woman. It’s about patriarchy, feminist values and all the ways in which our culture is creakily changing. It’s about empowerment, activism and wit..
An issue on Gender and Power:
Devorah Baum reads Grace Paley to find out what women want
Stella Duffy looks for LGBT voices in the #MeToo debate
Fernanda Eberstadt remembers the 70s drag scene in New York
Debra Gwartney breaks her silence
Ottessa Moshfegh gets what she wants
TaraShea Nesbit revisits her lost childhood
Brittany Newell deconstructs Paris Hilton’s sex tape
Lisa Wells on the process of revisiting trauma
Also: new fiction from: Tara Isabella Burton, Paul Dalla Rosa, Tommi Parrish, Sally Rooney, Miriam Toews, Zoe Whittall and Leni Zumas
Plus: poetry by Momtaza Mehri and Fiona Benson
And photo essays by Sébastien Lifshitz and Tomoko Sawada, introduced by Andrew McMillan and Sayaka Murata