As a part of Audible’s International Women’s Day campaign (which also includes the launch of our audible original series To The Woman), I was lucky enough to work with Audible curating a collection of Badass Women of Literature. To celebrate this week, I’m going to be telling you a little bit about some of the women we chose over the next few days, starting with Hannah Arendt.
HANNAH ARENDT (1906 - 1975).
Banned from teaching in Nazi Germany for her outspoken views against totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt would go on to become one of the most prominent philosophers of the 20th century. Her philosophical writing spanned totalitarianism, revolution, the nature of freedom and the faculties of thought and judgment. Arendt was particularly interested in the role of the individual in political discourse and argued that modern politics had failed to establish a political space in which perduring political space in which shared deliberation, and decision could be exercised by the average citizen.
She fearlessly raised unpopular questions and strongly the rights to interracial marriage and civil disobedience. In the pantheon of great thinkers, Arendt articulated the richest and most compelling vision of the human need for a public and political life and she’s a badass women of literature if their ever was one.
You can watch an amazing interview with Hannah below and please comment and let me know who your badass women of literature is! ALSO if you’re around on March 6th, come to our launch event for the To The Woman series. It’s going to be ‘badass’.