Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word by Julie Zeilinger

272 pp.

This book is an excellent beginner's guide to feminist thought and history, with the emphasis on teaching younger women and men exactly what feminism is and isn't. It doesn't shy away from the movement's faults, but offers ideas on how the younger generation can possibly fix what she calls the movement's "PR problem". Includes a list of feminist websites, books, and organizations for further reading. Occasionally she strays into stereotypical images of a typical teenage girl, but usually it's to prove some kind of point. Excellent for anyone interested in the history of feminism and social activism.

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