Beatrix Campbell

Beatrix Campbell

Biography

Beatrix Campbell (OBE) is a campaigning journalist and writer, and Green Party candidate. She was a founder of Red Rag and has specialised in feminist analyses of class, work, sex and violence. She is co-author, with Anna Coote, of the first history of the women's liberation movement in Britain, Sweet Freedom: The Struggle for Women's Liberation (London: Picador, 1982). She is also author of Wigan Pier Revisited: Poverty and Politics in the Eighties (London: Virago, 1984); The Iron Ladies: Why Do Women Vote Tory? (London: Virago, 1987); Goliath: Britain's Dangerous Places (York: Methuen, 1993); Unofficial Secrets: Child Sexual Abuse: The Cleveland Case (London: Virago, 1997); Diana, Princess of Wales: How Sexual Politics Shook the Monarchy (London: Women’s Press, 1998); Agreement! The State, Conflict and Change in Northern Ireland (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 2008). She has also co-authored a play script, And All The Children Cried, with Judith Jones and Annie Castledine (London: Oberon, 2002).

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