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A Little F'd Up : Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word

By: Zeilinger, Julie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Seattle, WA : Seal Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (273 p.).ISBN: 9781580054478.Subject(s): Feminism - United States | Feminism -- United States | Feminist theory | Young women - United States - Attitudes | Young women -- United States -- AttitudesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Little F'd Up : Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty WordDDC classification: 305.42 | 305.420973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
CONTENTS; Foreword by Jessica Valenti vii; Introduction 1; PART ONE: The Badasses Who Came Before Us: A Brief History of Feminism 9; PART TWO: Please Stop Calling Me a Feminazi (or Houston , We Have a PR Problem ) 77; PART THREE: Feminists Without Borders: Why Us V. Them is Self-Defeating 113; PART FOUR: Feminism and the Internet: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 137; PART FIVE: Global Misogyny: The Cold, Hard Facts 163; PART SIX: Feminism: Your Secret Weapon for Growing Up 187; Resources 227; Notes 237
Summary: Young women today have a bad reputation, and for good reason: They're sexting their classmates, they spend more time on FaceBook than they do in class, and their appetite for material possessions and reality TV is matched only by their overwhelming apathy about important social and political issues. Right?Wrong.FBomb blog creator Julie Zeilinger debunks these (and other) myths about modern youth in A Little F'd Up, the first book about feminism for young women in their teens and twenties to actually be written by one of their peers. In this accessible handbook, Zeil
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CONTENTS; Foreword by Jessica Valenti vii; Introduction 1; PART ONE: The Badasses Who Came Before Us: A Brief History of Feminism 9; PART TWO: Please Stop Calling Me a Feminazi (or Houston , We Have a PR Problem ) 77; PART THREE: Feminists Without Borders: Why Us V. Them is Self-Defeating 113; PART FOUR: Feminism and the Internet: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 137; PART FIVE: Global Misogyny: The Cold, Hard Facts 163; PART SIX: Feminism: Your Secret Weapon for Growing Up 187; Resources 227; Notes 237

Young women today have a bad reputation, and for good reason: They're sexting their classmates, they spend more time on FaceBook than they do in class, and their appetite for material possessions and reality TV is matched only by their overwhelming apathy about important social and political issues. Right?Wrong.FBomb blog creator Julie Zeilinger debunks these (and other) myths about modern youth in A Little F'd Up, the first book about feminism for young women in their teens and twenties to actually be written by one of their peers. In this accessible handbook, Zeil

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Library Journal Review

Zeilinger, creator of a popular feminist teen blog, thefbomb.org, has written a primer on feminism for teenagers and young women. Now a student at Barnard College, she draws on her own high-school experiences to connect to readers who may be put off by both the language and the ideas of feminism. She devotes the book's first third to the history of feminism or, as she puts it, "The Badasses Who Came Before Us." Like the rest of the book, it is talky and thinly resourced (with the occasional error), but Zeilinger's goal is to entice her readers to stick with her as she demonstrates her understanding of their plight: the abundant "bullshit," "the fucking nightmare" of dealing with body image. (The patois seems intrinsic to her presentation of the issues.) Focusing on global issues, the Internet, and surviving high school, she describes feminism as both inclusive and empowering, with sound advice to young women dealing with the ongoing double standard and the images of perfect women that surround them. She concludes with a short list of other recommended resources for budding feminists. VERDICT Zeilinger has the bona fides to reach teenaged and twentysomething women. This just might work.-Cynthia Harrison, George Washington Univ., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio, 18-year-old Julie Zeilinger is currently an undergraduate at Barnard College, Columbia University. The founder and editor of FBomb (thefbomb.org), a feminist blog and community for teens and young adults who care about their rights and want to be heard, Zeilinger has been named one of the eight most influential bloggers under the age of 21 by Woman's Day magazine, one of More Magazine 's "New Feminists You Need To Know," one of The Times' "40 Bloggers Who Really Count," and one of the Plain Dealer 's "Most Interesting People of 2011." She has contributed to the Huffington Post, Feminist.com, Skirt! magazine, and the Cleveland Jewish News, among other publications.

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