Why I Am Not a Feminist

A Feminist Manifesto

Author: Jessa Crispin

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612196020

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more. Why I Am Not A Feminist is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression. Praise for Jessa Crispin, and The Dead Ladies Project "I'd follow Jessa Crispin to the ends of the earth." --Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex "Read with caution . . . Crispin is funny, sexy, self-lacerating, and politically attuned, with unique slants on literary criticism, travel writing, and female journeys. No one crosses genres, borders, and proprieties with more panache." --Laura Kipnis, author of Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation "Very, very funny. . . . The whole book is packed with delightfully offbeat prose . . . as raw as it is sophisticated, as quirky as it is intense." --The Chicago Tribune
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Why I Am Not a Feminist

A Feminist Manifesto

Author: Jessa Crispin

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1925435458

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve all the same rights as men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . Or are you? Is it really that simple? Outspoken cultural critic Jessa Crispin says somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, she demands more: nothing less than the total dismantling of the system of oppression—and of what people currently think of as “feminism.” ‘The author’s ferocious critique effectively reframes the terms of any serious discussion of feminism. You’ll never trust a you-go-girl just-lean-in bromide again. Forget busting glass ceilings. Crispin has taken a wrecking ball to the whole structure.’ —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ‘Feminists have, in fact, become polite insiders, and Crispin is here to show them how to punch their way out. A rallying manifesto; start swinging.’ —Library Journal ‘Rabble-rousing, impolitic, and eloquent, Why I Am Not a Feminist models the latitudes and freedoms it wants us all—us women, us feminists, us humans—to embody. Enough with the safety-mongering, says Crispin: Let’s break stuff! Let’s get messy! Let’s make feminism radical again.’ —Laura Kipnis, Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of the online magazine Bookslut and the online literary journal Spolia. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project and The Creative Tarot, and has written for numerous leading publications, including the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post and others.
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The Illustrated Feminist

100 Years of Suffrage, Strength, and Sisterhood in America

Author: Aura Lewis

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683358880

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A beautifully illustrated history celebrating the achievements of American women from 1920 to present day The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in America, and what better way to commemorate the 19th Amendment than with a gorgeously illustrated handbook that explores a century’s worth of feminism? Each chapter illustrates 10 landmark moments in each decade from 1920 to 2020. Featuring iconic events and the trailblazing women who made them happen, from Amelia Earhart to Shirley Chisholm, The Illustrated Feminist will inspire both dedicated feminists and burgeoning activists to continue the fight for women’s rights. Aura Lewis’s powerful artwork coupled with her well-researched and accessible text make this book an ideal gift for anyone looking to celebrate groundbreaking women and their colorful history.
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I Am Woman

A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism

Author: Lee Maracle

Publisher: Global Professional Publishi

ISBN: 9780889740594

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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One of the foremost Native writers in North America, Lee Maracle links her First Nations heritage with feminism in this visionary book. "Maracle has created a book of true wisdom, intense pride, sisterhood and love." -Milestones Review
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Eighty Readings

A Thematic Reader

Author: David Munger

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321419910

Category: Education

Page: 368

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This collection of professional and student essays is arranged thematically with four alternate tables of contents: rhetorical, argument, literature, and writing about the disciplines. No matter the approach you take in your composition course, this flexible, substantial, and engaging reader will answer your teaching needs. Available packaged with most Longman handbooks at no additional cost, this reader will also answer your students' need for a low cost (no cost!) collection of essays.
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A Feminist Ethic for Social Science Research

Author: Nebraska Sociological Feminist Collective

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889461208

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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A collection of feminist articles, the guiding principle of which is to define standards for the conduct of feminist research. Recognizing the importance of providing a forum for issues which critique traditional patriarchal values and ideologies, the essays seek to raise important questions.
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A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John

Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826466516

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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An examination of New Testament Apocalyptic literature through the categories of post-colonial thought, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinisation, virginity, and violence.
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How to Suppress Women's Writing

Author: Joanna Russ

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477316299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women’s Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle—and not so subtle—strategies that society uses to ignore, condemn, or belittle women who produce literature. As relevant today as when it was first published in 1983, this book has motivated generations of readers with its powerful feminist critique. “What is it going to take to break apart these rigidities? Russ’s book is a formidable attempt. It is angry without being self-righteous, it is thorough without being exhausting, and it is serious without being devoid of a sense of humor. But it was published over thirty years ago, in 1983, and there’s not an enormous difference between the world she describes and the world we inhabit.” —Jessa Crispin, from the foreword “A book of the most profound and original clarity. Like all clear-sighted people who look and see what has been much mystified and much lied about, Russ is quite excitingly subversive. The study of literature should never be the same again.” —Marge Piercy “Joanna Russ is a brilliant writer, a writer of real moral passion and high wit.” —Adrienne Rich
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Uncanny Networks

Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia

Author: Geert Lovink

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621878

Category: Computers

Page: 374

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Geert Lovink interviews an international group of artists, critics, and theorists on aesthetic, cultural, and political aspects of new media. For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help to create global, networked discourses not only among different professions but also among different cultures and social groups. Conducting interviews online, over a period of weeks or months, allows the participants to compose documents of depth and breadth, rather than simply snapshots of timely references.The interviews collected in this book are with artists, critics, and theorists who are intimately involved in building the content, interfaces, and architectures of new media. The topics discussed include digital aesthetics, sound art, navigating deep audio space, European media philosophy, the Internet in Eastern Europe, the mixing of old and new in India, critical media studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese techno tribes, hybrid identities, the storage of social movements, theory of the virtual class, virtual and urban spaces, corporate takeover of the Internet, and the role of cyberspace in the rise of nongovernmental organizations. Interviewees included Norbert Bolz, Paulina Borsook, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Cã¬(c)n Dan, Mike Davis, Mark Dery, Kodwo Eshun, Susan George, Boris Groys, Frank Hartmann, Michael Heim, Dietmar Kamper, Zina Kaye, Tom Keenan, Arthur Kroker, Bruno Latour, Marita Liulia, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, Mongrel, Edi Muka, Jonathan Peizer, Saskia Sassen, Herbert Schiller, Gayatri Spivak, Já(R) ̄s Sugá2¬ Ravi Sundaram, Toshiya Ueno, Tjebbe van Tijen, McKenzie Wark, Hartmut Winkler, and Slavoj Zizek.
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