I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times

I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times

by Monique Polak

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Overview

What is feminism? Why does it still matter? What exactly does intersectionality mean? In order to answer these (and many other) questions, I Am a Feminist first examines the history of feminism and then addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. The book also looks at the ways in which people, especially young people, are working together to create a world where gender equality is a reality, not a dream. The author shares stories about the courageous individuals who have made a difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide. From suffragists to the #MeToo movement, I Am a Feminist encourages readers to stand up and speak out for equality and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459818927
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Series: Orca Issues
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 778,703
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Monique Polak is the author of over twenty novels for kids and young adults. She has also written two nonfiction books for kids as well as a board book for toddlers. Monique teaches English literature, creative writing and humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Feminism, and Why Do You Need to Read This Book?

Chapter One: Ride the Wave: The History of Feminism

  • First-Wave Feminism
  • Second-Wave Feminism
  • Third-Wave Feminism
  • Fourth-Wave Feminism
Chapter Two: We’re All in This Together: Girls Around the World
  • Access to Education
  • Access to Health Care
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • War and Its Effects on Girls and Women
  • Sex Slavery
Chapter Three: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: The Female Focus on Appearance
  • Objectification
  • Media and Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Body Image
  • Making Comparisons
Chapter Four: Feminists in Love: Navigating the World of Sex and Romance
  • Consent
  • The Sexual Double Standard
  • Date Rape
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • The Institution of Marriage
Chapter Five: Nine to Five and Then Some: The Fight for Equality in the Workplace
  • Pay Inequity
  • Male-Dominated Professions
  • stem (and sometimes steam) in the Schools
  • The Glass Ceiling
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Chapter Six: Intersectionality: Diverse and Inclusive Feminism
  • Race
  • Indigeneity
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Disability
  • Sex Work
Chapter Seven: Raising Feminist Boys: Allies in the Fight Against Sexism
  • Express Emotion
  • Nontraditional Careers for Men
  • Say Yes to Household Chores
  • Foster Genuine Friendships
  • Resist Rape Culture
A Final Word from the Author
Glossary
Staying Up to Date: Resources
References
Photo Credits
Acknowledgments
Index

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