Reclaiming the F Word: Feminism Today

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Feminism is so last century. Surely in today's world the idea is irrelevant and unfashionable?

Wrong. Since the turban of the millennium a new feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions. Based on interviews with thousands of women, Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how of today's feminism, from cosmetic surgery to celebrity culture, from sex to singleness and in this new edition the effects of possibly the worst ...

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Overview

Feminism is so last century. Surely in today's world the idea is irrelevant and unfashionable?

Wrong. Since the turban of the millennium a new feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions. Based on interviews with thousands of women, Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how of today's feminism, from cosmetic surgery to celebrity culture, from sex to singleness and in this new edition the effects of possibly the worst economic crisis ever.

A generation defining book demanding nothing less than freedom and equality, for all.

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'A lucid and lively examination of the state of contemporary feminism from two women who really know what they're talking about. Most importantly, at a time when it's easy to feel down-hearted about the state we're in, this book is full of hope.' - Libby Brooks, deputy comment editor, Guardian

"If you thought feminism was dead or drawing its pension, think again. Savvy, witty and politically passionate, Reclaiming the F Word explains what today's feminists want, and describes what they are doing to make it happen. Whether or not you actually call yourself a feminist, if you care about gender equality and justice you will want to read this book." - Deborah Cameron, author of The Myth of Mars and Venus

'Redfern and Aune have arrived with their arms full of ideas, encouragement and action for human beings who think that it would be a blooming good idea if everyone was treated equally regardless of their gender ... Redfern and Aune's contribution on women's political involvement provides a robust and important contribution to this rejuvenated feminist debate ... [a] must-have DIY guide to feminist action' - Anthea McTeirnan, The Irish Times

'There has never been a better, more exciting time to be a feminist. This book shows the positive impact of feminism on our daily lives. Reclaiming The F Word should be every woman's - and many men's - bedside companion.' - Zoe Margolis, aka Abby Lee, author of Girl With A One Track Mind

'The most wide-ranging, the most globally-oriented and in many respects the most radical [new feminist release ... Practical, positive, and refreshingly free from navel-gazing. I can't put it any better than the prologue - 'it's optimistic, rolling-up-your-sleeves-and-getting-things-done feminism'' - Delilah Campbell, Trouble and Strife

'Reclaiming the F Word provides an introduction to contemporary feminism along with evidence that this movement is much needed, even today. If you're wondering what feminism is, or whether you might be a feminist, this is the book for you. And if you've encountered sexism and want suggestions on how to fight it, Reclaiming the F Word will show you what other young feminists have done - locally and globally - and will invite you to become an activist. This is a book that celebrates feminist history and salutes the new generation of feminism that's emerging.' - Alison Piepmeier, Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program, The College of Charleston

'Anyone wanting to know what it means to be a feminist: read this book. You are sure to be inspired by how necessary feminism remains both for changing societies and liberating ourselves.' - Amy Richards, author of Manifesta and Opting In

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780326276
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 7/23/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition,New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Redfern is founder of The F Word website, the UK's premier showcase of feminist opinion and commentary. The site is recognised as hugely influential in sparking a revived interest in feminism amongst younger women and men. Redfern has been named by the Guardian as one of 50 "Women to Watch."

Kristin Aune is currently a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Derby. She is a regular conference speaker and has contributed to independent radio stations, BBC local radio and Radio 4.

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Table of Contents

Prologue
Introduction/Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
1. Liberated bodies
2. Sexual Freedom and Choice
3. An End to Violence Against Women
4. Equality at Work and Home
5. Politics and Religion Transformed
6. Popular Culture Free from Sexism
7. Feminism Reclaimed

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