A Woman's Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future

A Woman's Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future

by Kylie Cheung


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A fearless primer on the feminism we need now: tactics for advancing reproductive justice, promoting intersectionality, and pushing back against patriarchal systems of oppression

Too loud. Too shrill. Too far. Too much. Despite the systematic chipping away at our voices, autonomy, and rights, women who demand more--or even just enough--continue to be pushed aside, talked over, and dismissed. From unbridled online abuse to the unspoken societal rules that dictate who can express anger, when you're a feminist the personal is political...and it's time we all embrace feminism as a matter of survival.

Cultural critic and Gen-Z feminist Kylie Cheung lays bare the state of affairs for women in the twenty-first century. She discusses the challenges of our time, from misogyny to gaslighting, racism, and rampant attacks on reproductive healthcare. She also explores the empowering strides of #MeToo, unprecedented youth mobilization, and increasing recognition of the power and necessity of intersectional movements. Cheung weaves biting cultural commentary with personal narrative, sharing stories of feminist awakening, online harassment, and the effects of sexual assault, racism, fetishization, and misogyny within relationships. She speaks candidly to a new generation of feminists seeking real, unfiltered experiences and guidance as they navigate the sexist realities of our unjust world. Cheung's manifesto is a tour-de-force of fourth-wave feminism, a call to arms that speaks truth to power as we engage in the fight of and for our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623174842
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 07/21/2020
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,212,264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

KYLIE CHEUNG is the author of one other book of essays about feminism and politics, The Gaslit Diaries. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she studied political science and gender studies, and has published writing about women's rights and reproductive justice in Salon.com, Teen Vogue, AlterNet, Bustle, Feministing, the Mary Sue, Dame magazine, PopSugar, Brit + Co, and others. She is a California native living in Washington, DC, where she writes about and advocates for reproductive justice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Seventh Wave 1

Chapter 2 The (Young, Female) Writer's Life 21

Chapter 3 The Right to Bear Anger 35

Chapter 4 Love, Sex, and Juicy Peaches 55

Chapter 5 The War on Girls 85

Chapter 6 Ovary-acting 101

Chapter 7 We Are the Change We Seek 155

Chapter 8 On This "Scary Time" for Young Men 177

Chapter 9 Good News for Men Who Won't Date Feminists 209

Chapter 10 Performative 215

Chapter 11 Identity Politics? In This Economy? 229

Chapter 12 Cool Girls and the Burden 263

Chapter 13 One Size Does Not Fit All 275

Resources/References 285

Notes 287

Index 299

Acknowledgments 321

About the Author 323

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