While most people say they believe in equal rights, the word feminism America's new F-word makes people uncomfortable. Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and Gloria Steinem. Meet modern leaders such as Rebecca Walker and Julie Zeilinger, who are striving to empower women at work, in government, at home and in cultural and personal arenas. Learn from interviews with movement leaders, scholars, pop stars, and average women, what it means to be a feminist or to reject it altogether. After reading this book, readers will be able to respond to "Am I a feminist?" with a confident, informed voice.
Library Binding, 160 pages
Published on March 1, 2016 by Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN-10: 1467761478
ISBN-13: 9781467761475
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  • swirlycool
    swirlycoolMonday, August 10, 2020 at 8:55 am55 stars
    Women have come a long way in history in getting the freedom and rights they should not have to fight for. Originally, women and men started out as equals. But throughout history, their equality to men declined until they were determined as inferior and given the role as the caregiver of the family. Because of the effort and hard work of many strong and outspoken women, today females now have the right to vote and have gained other rights that were taken from them. But still, even after that women still face many hardships. Lower pay, being objectified, critisicm of the media, difficulty finding jobs while taking care of kids, and even more. There is still so much work to do. This book teaches you more on what feminism is, the different types of feminism, hardships women still face today, and what it means to be a feminist. This book is definitely a great read and can educate you and others on what you may not even notice in today's media and popular culture that inferiorates women.
    • firegirlSaturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:26 am
      I agree with grapefruit so much. We should be all treated others the way we want yo be treated . Woman have the same equal rights as men.
      • firegirlSaturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:22 am
        this book looks good and amazing at the same time .I wish I could read it forever . Woman should be treated just like men .We all got a part in the world.
        • zingisme213
          zingisme213Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm55 stars
          Amazing! I agree with you, grapefruit! Its time that woman are leaders, and that a GIRL rises to the top at Pixar!
          • grapefruit
            grapefruitWednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:40 am55 starsFeatured
            It's always about the men being strong and caring for the women-- past ideas. Common for humanity to say "that's just how it is" and forget it. But what happens when the WOMEN take back the power? And will we discover the fact that it's rightfully their's? This is a book of feminists--the not-caring-about-diets singers, the female rights activists, the strong and proud women writers--the world's women who want a change. And after reading this book, that's how you'll feel too. Every person, no matter you are girl, boy, or anyone else, raise your thumbs and say #Yes All Women!