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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World


Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

SKU: 9781616205867 Category: Product ID: 27820


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Title: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
Publication date: 24/01/2017
Price: $31.00
Publishing status: Active

LET’S GET THE FEMINIST PARTY STARTED!Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century? You’ve come to the right place. Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. Together, they share diverse perspectives on and insights into what feminism means and what it looks like. Come on in, turn the pages, and be inspired to find your own path to feminism by the awesome individuals in Here We Are. Welcome to one of the most life-changing parties around!
Shelf Awareness (01/27/2017):
In Here We Are, 44 voices speak loud and clear about feminism, gender, race, sexuality, pop culture, family, violence, romance, body image, fandom, friendship and much more. The perspectives are diverse and even fascinatingly contradictory at times, but as this electrifying anthology’s introduction states, “What unites feminists is the belief that every person–regardless of gender, class, education, race, sexuality, or ability–deserves equality.”

Author Malinda Lo writes about how her literary heroines–from Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables to “the most popularly reviled sister” Amy March of Little Women–never spoke overtly about feminism, but reflected its ideals: “Self-motivated, not selfish. Human, not perfect. Bold and adventurous in spirit–just like my grandmother.” Kody Keplinger provides a playlist of “Feminist Songs to Sing Along To,” including “Sisters” by Mary Lambert and BeyoncE’s “Flawless.” Author Roxane Gay writes a tongue-in-cheek essay called “Bad Feminist: Take Two” about how “she’s doing feminism wrong” by caring what people think, liking pink, reading Vogue and loving babies. There’s a list of “Ten Amazing Scientists (Who Also Happen to Be Women)” and a comic strip by Liz Prince (Tomboy) chronicling her growth from “teenage misogynist” to T-shirt-sporting feminist. Editor Kelly Jensen has a conversation with Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) and Courtney Summers (All the Rage) about sexual violence and “the YA canon of resilience literature.” Printz Honor author Ashley Hope PErez challenges “the Nice Girl Commandments,” such as “Nice girls do not talk back” and “Nice girls always smile.”

ISBN: 9781616205867
Weight: 454g
Dimension: 226mm X 175mm

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Weight 454 g
Dimensions 226 × 175 mm