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?
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, Zeilinger takes a critical, honest, and humorous look at where young feminists are as a generation, and where they’re goingand she does so from the perspective of someone who’s in the trenches right alongside her readers.
Fun, funny, and engaging, A Little F’d Up is a must-read for the growing number of intelligent, informed young women out there who are ready to start finding their voiceand changing the world.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio, 18-year-old Julie Zeilinger is currently an undergraduate at Barnard College, Columbia University. The founder and editor of the 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.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jessica Valenti vii
Part 1 The Badasses Who Came Before Us: A Brief History of Feminism 9
Part 2 Please Stop Calling Me a Feminazi (or Houston, We Have a PR Problem) 77
Part 3 Feminists without Borders: Why Us v. Them Is Self-Defeating 113
Part 4 Feminism and the Internet: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 137
Part 5 Global Misogyny: The Cold, Hard Facts 163
Part 6 Feminism: Your Secret Weapon for Growing Up 187
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Zeilinger tells her readers (her target audience being female members of her own generation) everything they need to know about the history, current perception, and possible future paths of the feminist movement, while providing a balanced, honest opinion on its highs and lows. The trick is that in doing this she still comes across as a normal, likeable young woman. She's not preachy or overly intense, the text reads well (although I do think there were points where she got a tad too casual for my taste), and the boxes of additional information that covered everything from historical events to important people were interesting and informative. The best part about this book is that it's a READABLE book on feminism and so you can recommend it, and recommend it I shall.
She waits for Kyle.
Thanks! Tell meh there!
Can you get me one i need to date i am 11
This guy works at walmart.... he started of saying hi to me and waving as he walked by.... cuz i work for pepsi so i fill pop shelves.... anyway... he started talking to me and he is sooooo nice. I started looking forward to seeing him and the other day i had to leave and he acted like he was gonna give me a hug. Then today i told him that because of school that saturday was gonna be my last day and he made a pouty face but i told him i was gonna give him my number and email.... and i wrote it out and gave it to him and we hugged foe real it was so amazing! This morning (i actuallywork or my dad who works for pepsi) my dad said he saw brandon keep on looking at me and smiling..... idk i will get to see him every two weeks on saturdays cuz thts when we work out of school hrs but idk... do u thin he likes me? Oh but there is one other slight problem.... he is 24 and i am 14.... i really like him a lot! What shuld i do? ~hailey
This young women really tells it like it is. It should be required reading for anyone in politics who is trying to figure out why so many young people don't vote.