No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

by Gloria Feldt
     
 

In No Excuses, feminist icon Gloria Feldt argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn’t that doors aren’t open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity — except themselves. Through

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In No Excuses, feminist icon Gloria Feldt argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn’t that doors aren’t open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity — except themselves. Through interviews, historical perspective, and anecdotes, examines why barriers to gender equality still exist in American society and discusses how to break them down through organized efforts using movement-building principles. Feldt employs a no-nonsense, tough-love point of view to expose the internal and external roadblocks holding women back, but she doesn’t place blame; rather, she provides inspiration, hope, and courage — as well as concrete “power tools” to aid women in securing equality and justice for themselves — articulated with personal warmth and humor. No Excuses is a timely and invaluable book that helps women equalize gender power in politics, work, and love.

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Publishers Weekly
As the former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Feldt (The War on Choice) has years of experience in shepherding feminist causes. In her latest book she examines how women can move past low societal expectations, learn to embrace their ambitions to advance feminism, and achieve equality by addressing power and leadership. Feldt focuses on Hillary Clinton's campaign for president and several female business executives and entrepreneurs, illustrating how women can mobilize support to advance everyone. Her advice is sharp, well-documented, and supported by anecdotal evidence. She manages to balance a generous feeling of support with a sense of urgency; though women are moving closer to equality, Feldt argues that they remain in danger of losing their gains and offers a great deal of practical advice for women who want to be active in politics, business, or their personal lives. With heartfelt encouragement and a push for empowerment through equality (including strategies for including men in feminist causes), this guide is accessible to all.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580053884
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
521,090
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Gloria Feldt is a best-selling author, commentator, and public speaker on women, feminism, politics, leadership, media, and health. Former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood, she teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University. She splits her time between New York City and Scottsdale, Arizona.

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