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We Were Feminists Once free pdf Feminism has sold out, or so argues Andi Zeisler, the founding editor and creative director of "Bitch" magazine: Today s feminism is a choose-your-own adventure story. Women can choose which aspects of feminist empowerment sound the sexiest, and hype those to the exclusion of more urgent political concerns. Today, feminism is no longer a dirty word, and women purporting to stand up for women s equality now include high-powered names like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Emma Watson. Hip underwear lines sell granny pants with feminist emblazoned on the back. In every bookstore, there are scores of seductive feminist how-to business guides telling women how to achieve it all. In fact, it s the same kind of sloganeering and wishful thinking that sells low-fat yogurt on TV commercials: get a gym membership, get a job, get a husband, wear a power suit, enter the boardroom. Meanwhile, access to abortion clinics is growing ever more difficult for many women across the country, and Arizona has passed a law requiring doctors to tell women undergoing an abortive procedure about a junk science method of reversing abortion espoused by the Tea Party right. Feminism has gone mainstream, but true equality is never an easy sell. Drawing on almost 20 years of experience covering popular culture from the frontlines of the feminist movement, Andi Zeisler will tell a cultural history through the stories of institutions and real women, feminists and otherwise, in America. She exposes how feminism has transformed into something barely warranting the name, ignoring the many for the one, shamelessly colluding with market forces and popular culture. This kind of feminism is not particularly nuanced, and it doesn t challenge identities and hegemonies as much as it offers nips and tucks. It is no longer a collective action on behalf of all women and those traditionally marginalized, but more about self-actualization of the few. Witty and fearless, "We Were Feminists Once" is story of how we could have let this happen, and where we go from here."

About Andi Zeisler

Andi Zeisler is a writer, editor, and cultural critic. She is the cofounder of Bitch Media, the nonprofit best known for publishing the award-winning quarterly magazine "Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture," which has over 50,000 subscribers. Zeisler is extremely plugged into the community of feminist bloggers, her writing on feminism, popular culture, and media has appeared in newspapers and magazines including "Ms., Mother Jones, BUST," the "San Francisco Chronicle," the "Los Angeles Review of Books," and the "Washington Post." She regularly speaks at colleges and universities and holds interviews in various national publications and radio programs around the country. She has been featured and interviewed in publications like the "New York Times," among others.

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Author : Andi Zeisler
Publisher : PublicAffairs
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ISBN : 1610395891
EAN : 9781610395892
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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