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Manifesta : young women, feminism, and the future / Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.

By: Baumgardner, Jennifer, 1970-.
Contributor(s): Richards, Amy, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010Edition: 10th anniversary ed ; 1st rev. ed.Description: xxxiv, 418 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780374532307 (pbk.); 0374532303 (pbk.).Subject(s): Feminism -- United States | Young women -- United States -- AttitudesDDC classification: 305.42/01
Contents:
A day without feminism -- The dinner party -- What is feminism? -- Feminists want to know : is the media dead? -- Girl, you will be a woman soon -- Barbie vs. the menstrual kit -- Thou shalt not become thy mother -- Who's afraid of Katie Roiphe? -- What is activism? -- A day with feminism.
Summary: Studies the history, politics, and popular culture surrounding feminism and discusses how feminism has changed in the twenty-first century.
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"Updated and with a new preface by the authors."--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-412) and index.

A day without feminism -- The dinner party -- What is feminism? -- Feminists want to know : is the media dead? -- Girl, you will be a woman soon -- Barbie vs. the menstrual kit -- Thou shalt not become thy mother -- Who's afraid of Katie Roiphe? -- What is activism? -- A day with feminism.

Studies the history, politics, and popular culture surrounding feminism and discusses how feminism has changed in the twenty-first century.

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Library Journal Review

Baumgardner and Richards, two writers with Ms. affiliations, start their analysis of U.S. feminism with a wonderful assumption: that "girl culture," from women rock stars and athletes to female entrepreneurs and inventors, have become an integral part of the national psyche. Thanks to Second Wave feminist agitators, today's young womenDthose who grew up believing that they could be anything they wanted to beDhave unprecedented opportunities. Now, as responsibility for women's liberation falls to them, decisions about goals, strategies, and direction have to be made. Manifesta, which is far less shrill than the name suggests, urges young women to pick up where their mothers, aunts, and adult mentors left off. Their challenge? To fulfill feminism's promise of justice, equality, and sexual freedom for all. Complete with appendixes to teach novices the nuts-and-bolts of community organizing, this book is a reasoned and passionate call to action and an exciting how-to guide for both burgeoning and seasoned Third Wave feminists. Recommended for all high school, college, and public libraries.DEleanor J. Bader, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards are the coauthors of Manifesta (FSG, 2000) and Grassroots (FSG, 2005) and the owners of the feminist speaker's bureau Soapbox, Inc.: Speakers Who Speak Out. Both live in New York City.</p>

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